- radio beacon.
- a radar device at a fixed location that, upon receiving a radar pulse, transmits a reply pulse that enables the original sender to determine his or her position relative to the fixed location.
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Origin of beacon
OTHER WORDS FROM beaconbea·con·less, adjectiveun·bea·coned, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for beacon
This year, with sales depressed by the coronavirus, pickup sales have been a beacon of strength for automakers, which are trying to make up for production lost when factories were forced to close earlier in the year.An electric Hummer? Battery-powered trucks head to showrooms|Verne Kopytoff|October 21, 2020|Fortune
In a Telegram message, Buterin rebutted Wood’s claims, pointing to Ethereum’s impending deployment of a new version of its blockchain called Beacon, and to a series of improvements related to privacy and transaction capacity.The blockchain industry faces a moment of truth as high-profile projects go live|Jeff|October 21, 2020|Fortune
For more than 100 years, the club sandwich has been a sturdy, protein-packed beacon of dependability.
To be sure, Cincinnati isn’t some ideal beacon of diversity.Cincinnati’s Secret Sauce to Help Minority Businesses Succeed|Nick Fouriezos|September 15, 2020|Ozy
Released by the insects, these airborne scents could act as an beacon.A single chemical may draw lonely locusts into a hungry swarm|Jonathan Lambert|September 7, 2020|Science News For Students
John Paul II told the European Union at the time that it was “a beacon of civilization.”
But simultaneously, as indicated by his support for Beacon, journalism is still incredibly valuable to him.
I also think Christine Baranski is a beacon of light and I, too, would like to know what Josh Charles was thinking.The Best Emmys Moments: Seth Meyers, Bryan Cranston, and a 'Seinfeld' Kiss|Kevin Fallon|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our beloved Lady Liberty has been a beacon of hope for millions of people seeking a better life.
But thanks to Josh Fox, who says Beacon International also reached out to Susan Sarandon and Who Killed the Electric Car?
He glanced back over his shoulder to see the beacon of Scarthey straight over the stern.The Light of Scarthey|Egerton Castle
Each log or upright beam of the beacon was to be fixed to the rock by two strong and massive bats or stanchions of iron.Records of a Family of Engineers|Robert Louis Stevenson
On the shore, in front of the house, a great bonfire flamed up, a beacon that could be seen far out on the river.Sir Christopher|Maud Wilder Goodwin
It became at once a codified standard of purer religious life and ultimately served as a beacon of light for the future.
The bell on the Beacon being rung, the artificers were assembled on the bridge, when the affair was explained to them.An Account of the Bell Rock Light-House|Robert Stevenson