or GPS, g.p.s.

gallons per second.

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gpi, gpm, gpmu, gpo, gprs, gps, gpt, gpu, gq, gr, gr.

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Global Positioning System: 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.: The car is equipped with GPS, so I'm sure we won't get lost.
a receiver that determines its position by analyzing the satellite signals it receives: When we go on hikes, we use a GPS. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for gps


abbreviation for

global positioning system
(in Australia) Great Public Schools; used of a group of mainly nonstate schools, and of sporting competitions between them
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Science definitions for gps


Abbreviation of Global Positioning System
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