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heatseeking Syllabification: heat·seek·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈhētˌsēkiNG/

Definition of heatseeking in English:


(Of a missile) able to detect and home in on infrared radiation emitted by a target, such as the exhaust vent of a jet aircraft.
Example sentences
  • But witnesses at the airport last night reported that helicopters and aircraft were now taking off using flares, the heat from which deflects heat-seeking missiles targeting the aircraft.
  • In this case, though, it appeared it gave the crew almost no time to react, to dispense flares, or take other countermeasures that might have been able to evade these heat-seeking missiles.
  • Do their aircraft really have heat-seeking missile countermeasures?
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