Definition of loran in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlôrən/
(also Loran)


A system of long-distance navigation in which position is determined from the intervals between signal pulses received from widely spaced radio transmitters.
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.


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

Words that rhyme with loran

Andorran, Doran, Lauren

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Syllabification: lo·ran

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