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

  • n. A fixed radio transmitter that broadcasts distinctive signals as a navigational aid.

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  • n. A beacon that emits radio wave signal to guide ships and/or aircraft.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a characteristic signal emitted by a transmitter used for navigation
  • n. a radio station that broadcasts a directional signal for navigational purposes

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