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[ doh-vap ]
/ ˈdoʊ væp /


Electronics. a system for plotting the trajectory of a missile or other rapidly moving long-range object by means of the Doppler effect exhibited by radio waves bounced off the object.
Compare Doppler radar.

Origin of DOVAP

Do(ppler) V(elocity) a(nd) P(osition) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for dovap


/ (ˈdəʊˌvæp) /


a tracking system for determining the position and velocity of spacecraft, missiles, etc, based on the Doppler effect

Word Origin for DOVAP

C20: from Do (ppler) v (elocity) a (nd) p (osition)
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