omnirange
noun Date: 1946 a system of radio navigation in which any bearing relative to a special radio transmitter on the ground may be chosen and flown by an airplane pilot — called also omnidirectional range

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  • omnirange — ☆ omnirange [äm′ni rānj΄ ] n. [< omni(directional radio) range] a navigational system for aircraft in which a network of ground stations send out VHF radio signals that control a display on the instrument panel of an aircraft, showing the… …   English World dictionary

  • omnirange — /om neuh raynj /, n. a radio navigational aid in which stations emit distinctive signals on each of 360 degrees, giving the bearing of each degree with reference to magnetic north. Also called VOR [1945 50; OMNI + RANGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • omnirange — om·ni·range …   English syllables

  • omnirange — /ˈɒmnireɪndʒ/ (say omneeraynj) adjective a radionavigation system in which a pilot can select any position relative to a high frequency ground transmitter, whose signal can be used to help plot course or position …   Australian English dictionary

  • omnirange — noun a navigational system consisting of a network of radio beacons that provide aircraft with information about exact position and bearing • Syn: ↑omnidirectional range, ↑omnidirectional radio range • Hypernyms: ↑navigational system …   Useful english dictionary

  • omnirange navigational equipment — A phase comparison type of electronic navigational equipment that provides a directional reference between aircraft and the ground station. Also called a VOR (very high frequency omnidirectional radio range) …   Aviation dictionary

  • minimum obstruction clearance altitude — The specified altitude in effect between radio fixes on very high frequency omnirange airways, off airway routes, or route segments, which meets obstruction clearance requirements for the entire route segment, and that assures acceptable… …   Military dictionary

  • VOR — aeronaut. abbr. Very High Frequency Omnirange com. abbr. Very High Frequency Omnirange comp. abbr. Visions Of Reality …   United dictionary of abbreviations and acronyms

  • omnidirectional radio range — noun a navigational system consisting of a network of radio beacons that provide aircraft with information about exact position and bearing • Syn: ↑omnirange, ↑omnidirectional range • Hypernyms: ↑navigational system * * * noun or …   Useful english dictionary

  • VOR — abbreviation very high frequency omnirange * * * VOR (no periods), very high frequency omnidirectional range, a kind of radio range giving bearings in all directions from its transmitter: »VOR is able to utilize all the air space by sending out… …   Useful english dictionary

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