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  1. 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.
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Compare Doppler radar.

Origin of DOVAP

Do(ppler) V(elocity) a(nd) P(osition)
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British Dictionary definitions for dovap


  1. a tracking system for determining the position and velocity of spacecraft, missiles, etc, based on the Doppler effect
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Word Origin for DOVAP

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