from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A method of detecting distant objects and determining their position, velocity, or other characteristics by analysis of pulsed laser light reflected from their surfaces.
- n. The equipment used in such detection.
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- n. The optical analogue of radar which uses intense pulses of laser light to measure the composition and structure of the atmosphere.
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- n. a measuring system that detects and locates objects on the same principle as radar but uses light from a laser; a potential technology for detecting air turbulence that can affect aircraft
li(ght)1 + (ra)dar.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of light and radar. (Wiktionary)