[shawr-an, shohr-]


a system for aircraft navigation in which two signals sent from an aircraft are received and answered by two fixed transponders, the round-trip times of the signals enabling the navigator to determine the aircraft's position.

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Origin of shoran

1930–35; sho(rt) ra(nge) n(avigation) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for shoran



a short-range radar system by which an aircraft, ship, etc, can accurately determine its position by the time taken for a signal to be sent to two radar beacons at known locations and be returned

Word Origin for shoran

C20: sho (rt) ra (nge) n (avigation)

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