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GPS

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noun \ˌjē-(ˌ)pē-ˈes\

Simple Definition of GPS

  • : a radio system that uses signals from satellites to tell you where you are and to give you directions to other places

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of GPS

  1. :  a navigational system using satellite signals to fix the location of a radio receiver on or above the earth's surface; also :  the radio receiver so used

Examples of gps in a sentence

  1. The car comes with GPS.



Origin of gps

Global Positioning System


First Known Use: 1975


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GPS

abbreviation

Definition of GPS

  1. gallons per second





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