[ doh-vap ]
/ ˈdoʊ væp /
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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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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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