Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A long-range navigational system in which position is determined by an analysis involving the time intervals between pulsed radio signals from two or more pairs of ground stations of known position.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A system of electronic navigation in which a vessel or aircraft determines its latitude and longitude by measuring the time differences between low frequency radio transmissions from two stationary transmitters (slaves) and a stationary master transmitter. Contrary to the name, Loran is a medium range system, usually effective for no more than a few hundred miles from shore. The first commercial system was called Loran A; the latest (and final) development is Loran C.

Etymologies

lo(ng-)ra(nge) n(avigation).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • However, his prolonged his stay in the national capital that led to speculation that every thing is not well between love loran couple.

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  • It once had a working runway and a small US Coast Guard loran navigation station.

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  • Clearing the harbor marker, he opened up the throttle and, using the loran, headed full tilt for the farthest of his traps.

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  • In February 1974, more Maryland geese were flown to the Aleutian isle of Attu, where they were met by John Trapp emphasis added, a young biologist working for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Attu was relatively accessible and was the site of an old Coast Guard loran station.

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  • He spent a while working the fix, a while dithering, and finally forced himself to take the notebook from hiding inside the inop - erative loran receiver.

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  • Greenland patrol, and other black petty officers were assigned to recruiting stations, to the loran program, and as instructors at the

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  • The provisions of this order shall not be applicable to loran or other sea and air navigation facilities now operated by the Coast Guard, nor to any functions or authority of the Navy Department respecting such facilities.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 9709

  • The provisions of this order shall be applicable to loran or other sea and air navigation facilities now operated by the Coast Guard, nor to any functions of the Navy Department respecting such facilities.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 9797

  • He listened, pressing a button to activate the loran-relay which would transmit a signal on signal from the base, so the bearing and distance could be computed back at base.

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