gps

or GPS, g.p.s.


abbreviation

gallons per second.

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Definition for gps (2 of 2)

GPS
[ jee-pee-es ]
/ ˈdʒiˈpiˈɛs /

abbreviation, noun

Global Positioning System:
  1. 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.
  2. an electronic system that uses these satellites to determine the position of a vehicle, person, etc.: School buses will be equipped with GPS.
  3. 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.

to locate, track, or map by using a GPS system:My dad asked me to GPS the nearest gas station. The trail was scouted and GPSed by volunteers.
to equip with a GPS system:My new Honda is GPSed.

verb (used without object) GPSed or GPS'd, GPS·ing.

to use a GPS system to get to a place:With two hours to kill in an unfamiliar area, I GPSed to a shopping center.

Origin of GPS

First recorded in 1970–75
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British Dictionary definitions for gps

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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Scientific definitions for gps

GPS

Abbreviation of Global Positioning System
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