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downrange

[ adjective doun-reynj; adverb doun-reynj ]
/ adjective ˈdaʊnˌreɪndʒ; adverb ˈdaʊnˈreɪndʒ /
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adjective, adverb Rocketry.
being in the designated path from a launch pad to the point on a course generally taken as the target: The signal was picked up by a downrange radar station.
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Origin of downrange

First recorded in 1950–55; down1 + range
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How to use downrange in a sentence

  • He looked downrange, trying to drive everything out of his mind but the target hanging down there.

    The Best Made Plans|Everett B. Cole

British Dictionary definitions for downrange

downrange
/ (ˈdaʊnˈreɪndʒ) /

adjective, adverb
in the direction of the intended flight path of a rocket or missile
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