Global Positioning System


: gps

Examples of Global Positioning System in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While taking a road trip, looking for that hot new restaurant or looking for your new office building, what tool has come in handy more than a Global Positioning System (GPS)? Monica Cull, Discover Magazine, 13 Feb. 2023 The aviation industry generally uses one Global Positioning System frequency for satellite navigation, but there are backup technologies for when signals are lost. Fortune, 1 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Global Positioning System was in 1973

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“Global Positioning System.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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