from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A method of detecting distant objects and determining their position, velocity, or other characteristics by analysis of very high frequency radio waves reflected from their surfaces.
- noun The equipment used in such detection.
- idiom (on (one's) radar/radar screen) In one's conscious awareness as a possibility or as an existing phenomenon.
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- noun uncountable A method of
detecting distant objectsand determiningtheir position, velocity, or other characteristics by analysisof sent radio waves(usually microwaves) reflectedfrom their surfaces
- noun countable A type of system using such method, differentiated by platform, configuration, frequency, power, and other technical attributes.
- noun countable An installation of such a system or of the transmitting and receiving apparatus.
- noun countable, figuratively A superior ability to detect something.
- verb To
scanwith radar, or as if with radar.
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- noun measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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RADAR The term radar is an acronym derived from the words radio detection and ranging.
The location of the radar is the last unresolved piece in the first phase of the Pentagon's missile defense shield for Europe.
I think so far he did great job for not being in the obvious, being under the radar is a way to play the game in survivor, too.
This method of "radio detection and ranging" came to be known by the acronym radar, with the word's palindromic nature echoing the system's operating principle.
High on his radar is avoiding Cardinal FS Bo McNally, whose hands are so good that he moonlights as the holder for kicks.
So we gave what we called a radar surveillance approach, which left him to only concentrate on flying the airplane.
I would consider that to be what we call a radar unidentified flying object, because it was a radar target.
Although it works fine, the "radar" is bigger then it needs to be. baditch
The new Mini-SAR image shows that this material is also dark in radar reflectivity, exactly what would be expected from a fine-grained, block-free deposit.
Coming up on my radar is (finally) Fragile Eternity (Melissa Marr).