or GPS, g.p.s.
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Definition for gps (2 of 2)
- a global system of U.S. navigational satellites developed to provide precise positional and velocity data and global time synchronization for air, sea, and land travel.
- an electronic system that uses these satellites to determine the position of a vehicle, person, etc.: School buses will be equipped with GPS.
- Also called GPS re·ceiv·er [jee-pee-esree-see-ver] /ˈdʒiˈpiˈɛs riˈsi vər/ . a receiver that determines its position by analyzing the satellite signals it receives: With the GPS in a smartphone, a utilities maintenance crew can navigate to within a few feet of a water meter.
verb (used with object) GPSed or GPS'd, GPS·ing.
verb (used without object) GPSed or GPS'd, GPS·ing.
Origin of GPS
Example sentences from the Web for gps
Or Sensoria, a new athletic-wear company whose socks have GPS and whose shirts have a fitness tracker built into the bra.
He had a list of delegates and would plug in their addresses in his GPS and go house to house to house.
He requested a GPS device from the Americans and radio frequencies to transmit information back to the U.S. forces.CIA Chief, White House Chief of Staff Long Argued the Taliban 5 Could Go Free|Josh Rogin, Eli Lake|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Played by Rudolph and Fred Armisen, they are the voices of the GPS system in cars.
It also seems odd that a project praising the map would be so categorically troubled by GPS.Crazy Cartography: Artists and Writers Conjure a Slew of Imaginative Maps|Lauren Elkin|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cellular telephony places us on the map of the world as precisely as the global positioning system (GPS) deployed on satellites.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin