a receiver with a loop antenna rotating on a vertical axis, used to ascertain the direction of incoming radio waves.
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Origin of direction finder
First recorded in 1910–15
OTHER WORDS FROM direction finderdirection finding, noun
Words nearby direction finder
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British Dictionary definitions for direction finder
a highly directional aerial system that can be used to determine the direction of incoming radio signals, used esp as a navigation aidAbbreviation: D/F, DF
Derived forms of direction finderdirection finding, noun
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