radio compass


noun

a radio receiver with a directional antenna for determining the bearing of the receiver from a radio transmitter.

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Origin of radio compass

First recorded in 1915–20
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radio compass

noun

any navigational device that gives a bearing by determining the direction of incoming radio waves transmitted from a particular radio station or beaconSee also goniometer (def. 2)
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