: an electronic device that informs the pilot of an airplane of its distance from a particular ground station

Word History


distance measuring equipment

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of DME was in 1947

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“DME.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/DME. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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