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groundplot

[ground-plot]
noun
  1. Aeronautics. a method for obtaining the position of an aircraft by multiplying its groundspeed by its time in flight and marking off the product with respect to its starting position.
  2. ground plan(def 1).
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Origin of groundplot

First recorded in 1570–80; ground1 + plot
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Historical Examples

  • The groundplot of it was fifty feet by forty-five; each end is formed by four stout posts, fixed perpendicularly in the ground.

    Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793

    Alexander Mackenzie