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teleran

[ tel-uh-ran ]
/ ˈtɛl əˌræn /
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noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
a navigational aid that uses radar to map the sky above an airfield, which, together with a map of the airfield itself, is transmitted by television to aircraft approaching the field.
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Origin of teleran

1945–50; short for Tele(vision)R(adar)A(ir)N(avigation)
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British Dictionary definitions for teleran

Teleran
/ (ˈtɛləˌræn) /

noun
trademark an electronic navigational aid in which the image of a ground-based radar system is televised to aircraft in flight so that a pilot can see the position of his aircraft in relation to others

Word Origin for Teleran

C20: from Tele (vision) R (adar) A (ir) N (avigation)
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