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[tel-uh-ran] /ˈtɛl əˌræn/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
a navigational aid that uses radar to map the sky above an airfield, which, together with a map of the airfield itself, is transmitted by television to aircraft approaching the field.
Origin of teleran
1945-50; short for Tele(vision) R(adar) A(ir) N(avigation) Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for teleran


trademark an electronic navigational aid in which the image of a ground-based radar system is televised to aircraft in flight so that a pilot can see the position of his aircraft in relation to others
Word Origin
C20: from Tele(vision) R(adar) A(ir) N(avigation)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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