Definition of monopulse in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmänəˌpəls/

Entry from US English dictionary


Denoting a system of radar in which the angular location of a target is determined by comparison of two or more simultaneously received signals.
Example sentences
  • The radar uses monopulse tracking mode during the spiral descent.
  • The system uses a masthead antenna array with omnidirectional and monopulse directional antennae and a separate periscope warning antenna.
  • The radars provide 360° scanning with simultaneous target tracking, clutter suppression, search on the move capability and monopulse tracking mode.


A monopulse radar system or installation.


Late 1950s: from mono, 'one' + pulse.

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Syllabification: mon·o·pulse

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