Definition of Loran in English:

Loran

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɔːran
 
, ˈlɒ-/

noun

[mass noun]
  • A system of long-distance navigation in which position is determined from the intervals between signal pulses received from widely spaced radio transmitters: he checked his bearings on the loran [as modifier]: a loran signal
    More example sentences
    • Two wires from your GPS or Loran C navigation receiver carry a digital signal that precisely specifies your boat's position.
    • No license is needed for an EPIRB, radar, Loran, GPS, depth finder or CB radio.
    • But you know that Loran signals may drift a bit at dusk and dawn when a weather front approaches.

Origin

1940s: from lo(ng-)ra(nge) n(avigation).

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