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AWACS Syllabification: AWACS
Pronunciation: /ˈāwaks/

Definition of AWACS in English:

noun

A long-range airborne radar system for detecting enemy aircraft and missiles and directing attacks on them: [as modifier]: AWACS aircraft

Origin

1960s: acronym from airborne warning and control system.

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