[ shawr-an, shohr- ]
/ ˈʃɔr æn, ˈʃoʊr- /
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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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British Dictionary definitions for shoran
/ (ˈʃɔːræn) /
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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