global positioning system

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the proper noun Global Positioning System.

NounEdit

global positioning system (plural global positioning systems)

  1. Any system which enables a mobile receiver to determine its precise location based on signals received from satellites such as those of the US military, the Russian GLONASS system, or the proposed Galileo European alternative system.

SynonymsEdit

  • GPS, global navigation satellite system

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Last modified on 9 October 2013, at 02:35