Definition of GPS noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdʒiː piː ˈes//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒiː piː ˈes//
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the abbreviation for ‘global positioning system’ (a system by which signals are sent from satellites to a special device, used to show the position of a person or thing on the surface of the earth very accurately) The drivers all have GPS in the van. She switched on the GPS system before she left the airport. compare satnav Wordfindercompass, globe, GPS, grid, key, latitude, map, navigate, reference, scale
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: GPS

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