proximity fuse

proximity fuse
noun Date: 1945 a fuse for a projectile that uses the principle of radar to detect the presence of a target within the projectile's effective range

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  • proximity fuse — noun A device for causing a missile or shell to explode when it comes near the target • • • Main Entry: ↑proximate …   Useful english dictionary

  • proximity fuse — nekontaktinis sprogdiklis statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Sprogdiklis, suveikiantis nuo sąveikos su taikiniu tinkamiausiu naikinimui atstumu sviediniui neliečiant taikinio. Dirgikliai gali būti įvairūs: garsiniai, elektromagnetiniai (↑radijo… …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas

  • proximity fuse — noun A fuse that is designed to detonate an explosive automatically when close enough to the target to destroy it. See Also: proximity mine …   Wiktionary

  • proximity fuse — A fuse in which the primary initiation occurs by remotely sensing the presence, distance, and/or direction of a target or its associated environment by means of a signal generated by the fuse or emitted by the target or by detecting a disturbance …   Aviation dictionary

  • proximity fuse — /prɒkˈsɪməti fjuz/ (say prok simuhtee fyoohz) noun a fuse designed to detonate a projectile, bomb, mine, or charge when activated by some external influence, as light, heat, etc., which is emitted by its target; variable time fuse …   Australian English dictionary

  • proximity fuse — noun an electronic detonator that causes a projectile to explode when it comes within a preset distance of its target …   English new terms dictionary

  • radio proximity fuse — noun : proximity fuse …   Useful english dictionary

  • proximity — n. nearness in space, time, etc. (sat in close proximity to them). Phrases and idioms: proximity fuse an electronic device causing a projectile to explode when near its target. proximity of blood kinship. Etymology: ME f. F proximiteacute or L… …   Useful english dictionary

  • proximity fuze — noun : an electronic device that detonates a projectile within effective range of the target by means of the radio waves sent out from a tiny radio set in the nose of the projectile and reflected back to the set from the target called also radio… …   Useful english dictionary

  • proximity mine — noun A mine with a proximity fuse …   Wiktionary

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