global positioning system
See also Global Positioning System
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From the proper noun Global Positioning System.
- 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.
- GPS, global navigation satellite system
system determining precise location based on signals received from satellites