call sign

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call sign (plural call signs)

  1. (broadcasting) A combination of letters and numbers used to identify a radio or television station.
  2. (military) Any combination of characters or pronounceable words, which identifies a communication facility, a command, an authority, an activity, or a unit; used primarily for establishing and maintaining communications. Also called CS. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms.)
Examples (examples of military call signs)

CHARLIE PAPA
D6P

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