Global Positioning System

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Proper noun[edit]

Global Positioning System

  1. (cartography) A system which enables a mobile receiver to determine its precise location based on signals received from a constellation of US military satellites.
    Synonyms: GPS, NavStar, Navstar

Usage notes[edit]

This entry is of a proper noun, which refers to a specific (the first one) global positioning system, now only one of many.


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