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loran  (ˈlɔːrən



  1. a radio navigation system operating over long distances. Synchronized pulses are transmitted from widely spaced radio stations to aircraft or shipping, the time of arrival of the pulses being used to determine position

Word Origin

C20: lo( ng-) ra( nge) n( avigation)

Example Sentences Including 'loran'

He checked the loran , plotted the fix and readjusted the autopilot to a heading of 301 degrees magnetic.
Terman, Douglas Cormorant
The loran 's accurate enough to locate the Crossover Chamber within twenty yards or so.
Terman, Douglas Cormorant
The loran swears we're halfway across the bay and the BBC forecast is for the fog to clear mid-afternoon.
Terman, Douglas Cormorant


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