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remote sensing

the science of gathering data on an object or area from a considerable distance, as with radar or infrared photography, to observe the earth or a heavenly body. Unabridged
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  • remote sensing is the collection of information about an object without being in direct physical contact with it.

    Deserts A. S. Walker
British Dictionary definitions for remote sensing

remote sensing

the use of an instrument, such as a radar device or camera, to scan the earth or another planet from space in order to collect data about some aspect of it
Derived Forms
remote-sensing, adjective
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Contemporary definitions for remote sensing

the technique or process of obtaining data or images from a distance, as from satellites or aircraft's 21st Century Lexicon
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