American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A method of detecting distant objects and determining their position, velocity, or other characteristics by analysis of very high frequency radio waves reflected from their surfaces.
- n. The equipment used in such detection.
- n. uncountable A method of detecting distant objects and determining their position, velocity, or other characteristics by analysis of sent radio waves (usually microwaves) reflected from their surfaces
- n. countable A type of system using such method, differentiated by platform, configuration, frequency, power, and other technical attributes.
- n. countable An installation of such a system or of the transmitting and receiving apparatus.
- n. countable, figuratively A superior ability to detect something.
- v. To scan with radar, or as if with radar.
- n. measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects
- Originally spelled RADAR; an acronym of radio detection and ranging. (Wiktionary)
- ra(dio) d(etecting) a(nd) r(anging). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“RADAR The term radar is an acronym derived from the words radio detection and ranging.”
“I think so far he did great job for not being in the obvious, being under the radar is a way to play the game in survivor, too.”
“This method of "radio detection and ranging" came to be known by the acronym radar, with the word's palindromic nature echoing the system's operating principle.”
“The location of the radar is the last unresolved piece in the first phase of the Pentagon's missile defense shield for Europe.”
“High on his radar is avoiding Cardinal FS Bo McNally, whose hands are so good that he moonlights as the holder for kicks.”
“So we gave what we called a radar surveillance approach, which left him to only concentrate on flying the airplane.”
“I would consider that to be what we call a radar unidentified flying object, because it was a radar target.”
“Although it works fine, the "radar" is bigger then it needs to be. baditch”
“The new Mini-SAR image shows that this material is also dark in radar reflectivity, exactly what would be expected from a fine-grained, block-free deposit.”
“Coming up on my radar is (finally) Fragile Eternity (Melissa Marr).”
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