from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A system of satellites, computers, and receivers that is able to determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth by calculating the time difference for signals from different satellites to reach the receiver.
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- proper n. A system which enables a mobile receiver to determine its precise location based on signals received from a constellation of US military satellites.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A worldwide system of electronic navigation in which a vessel, aircraft or missile determines its latitude and longitude by measuring the transmission time from several orbiting satellites. GPS is more precise than any other navigation system available, yielding position accurate within 10 meters 95% of the time.
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- n. a navigational system involving satellites and computers that can determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth by computing the time difference for signals from different satellites to reach the receiver
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LightSquared's proposal, however, has met with opposition from Global Positioning System operators and federal agencies, who have argued that the firm's service could knock out their signals.
These have included the country's first surveillance satellite used during the Cold War, the nation's first Global Positioning System satellite and the first satellite used by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to map the surface of the moon.
A Global Positioning System unit was stolen from an unlocked vehicle.
A Global Positioning System unit was stolen from a vehicle.
A Global Positioning System unit was stolen from a vehicle entered by breaking a window.
And it might be months before the Global Positioning System devices relied on by drivers getting their first taste of the nightmarish boulevard catch up with the new traffic scheme.
Take a practice hike with a guide and learn how to use a Global Positioning System unit during a treasure-hunt game known as "geocaching."
Ms. Kim said the smart phone chips will incorporate WiFi Internet connectivity and Global Positioning System satellite location technology.
Months of reviews by the Air Force and outside experts at Aerospace Corp., these officials said, have uncovered the root cause of degraded performance by a Global Positioning System satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp. and launched in March.
Making this people-tracking possible is that cellphones today come embedded with Global Positioning System technology.