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loran

Syllabification: lo·ran
Pronunciation: /ˈlôrən
 
/
(also Loran)

Definition of loran in English:

noun

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.

Origin

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

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