dead-reckoning love


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See under dead, a.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, the calculation of a ship's place at sea, independently of observations of the heavenly bodies, and simply from the distance she has run by the log and the courses steered by the compass, this being rectified by due allowances for drift, leeway, etc.


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  • The 930 adds European maps and has 4 gigs memory, plus it has a unique dead-reckoning technology to maintain navigation even in tunnels and among skyscrapers.

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  • Use of UDP packets, dead-reckoning algorithms are often used to improve perception at the expense of accuracy in perception.

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  • Give me a dead-reckoning heading, just something to play with till we get VORs.

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  • In standard dead-reckoning you corrected a plotted course for wind drift, but you never knew which way to look when you'd flown long enough to be at your target.


  • There should be a tank-farm complex a mile to the north of the Tisza at this point if the dead-reckoning figures added up, but I couldn't see it yet: it could be five miles behind or five miles ahead of me and I began looking for the two adjacent landmarks: a highway intersection in the shape of an X and a village with two churches, one at each end.

    The Sinkiang Executive

  • Coffee messes go crashing, parallel rulers and dividers sliding across the glass top of the dead-reckoning tracer as the old tin can goes heeling over around onto an evasion pattern that was already obsolete during the Coolidge administration.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • They'd changed the chart on the dead-reckoning tracer and we were now on 341 with the glow of the bug moving midway between Yai Chou Island and the San-Men group.

    The Mandarin Cypher

  • While he watched, the youth went through books lying atop the dead-reckoning tracer.

    The Heirs of Babylon

  • I'm not too keen on this idea of making a dead-reckoning approach to this lead near Zebra, then letting off a shot in the dark.

    Ice Station Zebra

  • They won't be able to go ten miles from the city, even with boat radar and dead-reckoning bugs.

    Between Planets


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