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

Examples of DME in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Youku and Alibaba Pictures, which both fall under the DME banner, also both announced new projects with Hong Kong partners, including Youku’s investment in a second series of the hit local TV drama The Queen of News. Mathew Scott, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Mar. 2024 Some contend that they should be included in the durable medical equipment (DME) category and have criticized CMS for interpreting the definition of DME too narrowly. G. Luke Hartstein and John Torous, STAT, 1 Feb. 2024 One suggestion is to do research to find alternative caregiving sources, such as durable medical equipment (DME), transportation options, proper medical care and a permanent living place. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 26 June 2023 At present, the Department of Health and Human Services only keeps the record of over 2.9 million Medicare beneficiaries who need electricity-dependent DME. Carla Delgado, Popular Science, 25 May 2023 Denton Municipal Electric: DME customers can find more information on the City of Denton website. Dallas News, 30 Jan. 2023

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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 18 Jun. 2024.

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