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  • n. Plural form of buoy.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of buoy.


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  • And there you can see those are what we call buoys, and they take weather observations out there in the middle of the ocean.

    CNN Transcript Mar 12, 2009

  • "Now I call the buoys before I leave shore, and I call while I'm on the water to keep check on the conditions.

    Seafaring the Smart Way

  • Once a submarine earthquake occurs, we can determine quickly whether it has produced a tsunami (most do not) and then do a very good job of predicting where and when the tsunami will strike, thanks to tsunami computer models, real-time tide gauges and DART buoys (buoys, that is, for the Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis).

    The Awesome Unpredictability of Tsunamis

  • In these circumstances the buoys were the means of saving the lives of some who could not swim.

    The Lifeboat

  • · Warning signals (e.g., navigational beacons such as buoys and lighthouses, audible signals, railroad signals, and aircraft warning beacons).

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  • The satellite continues to provide an important operational service by relaying data from ground-based observation platforms, such as buoys floating in oceans, to satellite ground stations.

    SpaceRef Top Stories

  • The "buoys" have a very obvious red to orange fringe when the shell is open, while the "gulls" are more grey or green in color.


  • "The absence of markings such as buoys often causes our fishermen to encroach on the republic's waters."


  • According to Van der Meer, "You could imagine stand-alone systems such as buoys, in which bacteria sensors screen the presence of polluting compounds continuously."

    Green Options

  • Navigation radars need to high immunity to rain and waves, and still see small targets such as buoys as well as nearby ships and land masses.

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