Dec·​ca ˈde-kə How to pronounce Decca (audio)
: a system of long-range navigation used chiefly in Europe that utilizes the phase differences of continuous-wave signals from synchronized ground transmitters to establish position

Word History


Decca Company, British firm which developed it

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Decca was in 1946

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“Decca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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