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global positioning system

Definitions

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  • n. Any system which enables a mobile receiver to determine its precise location based on signals received from satellites such as those of the US military, the Russian GLONASS system, or the proposed Galileo European alternative system.

Etymologies

From the proper noun Global Positioning System. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Precision farming uses expensive equipment, consisting of a global positioning system GPS and an onboard computer, to improve the efficiency of seeding rates, chemical fertilizer, and pesticide and weedicide applications.

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