[ tel-uh-ran ]

noun(sometimes initial capital letter)
  1. 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.

Origin of teleran

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

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British Dictionary definitions for Teleran


/ (ˈtɛləˌræn) /

  1. 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

Origin of Teleran

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

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