DME

noun
\ ˌdē-(ˌ)em-ˈē How to pronounce DME (audio) \

Definition of DME

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

First Known Use of DME

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for DME

distance measuring equipment

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“DME.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/DME. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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