or GPS, g.p.s.
- gallons per second.
- Global Positioning System: a global system of U.S. navigational satellites developed to provide precise positional and velocity data and global time synchronization for air, sea, and land travel.
- an electronic system that uses these satellites to determine the position of a vehicle, person, etc.: The car is equipped with GPS, so I'm sure we won't get lost.
- a receiver that determines its position by analyzing the satellite signals it receives: When we go on hikes, we use a GPS.
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Examples from the Web for gps
Or Sensoria, a new athletic-wear company whose socks have GPS and whose shirts have a fitness tracker built into the bra.Wearables Hit the Runway at Fashion Week
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He had a list of delegates and would plug in their addresses in his GPS and go house to house to house.The Bizarro World Of Iowa’s GOP Convention
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He requested a GPS device from the Americans and radio frequencies to transmit information back to the U.S. forces.CIA Chief, White House Chief of Staff Long Argued the Taliban 5 Could Go Free
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Played by Rudolph and Fred Armisen, they are the voices of the GPS system in cars.Can Maya Rudolph Save the Variety Show?
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It also seems odd that a project praising the map would be so categorically troubled by GPS.Crazy Cartography: Artists and Writers Conjure a Slew of Imaginative Maps
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Cellular telephony places us on the map of the world as precisely as the global positioning system (GPS) deployed on satellites.The Civilization of Illiteracy</p>
- global positioning system
- (in Australia) Great Public Schools; used of a group of mainly nonstate schools, and of sporting competitions between them
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- Abbreviation of Global Positioning System
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