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[ tel-uh-ran ]
/ ˈtɛl əˌræn /

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.

Nearby words

telepresence, teleprinter, teleprocessing, teleprompter, teleradiography, teleran, telerecording, telergy, teleroentgenography, teles pires, telesales

Origin of teleran

1945–50; short for Tele(vision) R(adar) A(ir) N(avigation) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for teleran


/ (ˈtɛləˌræn) /


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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