plan position indicator


: a radarscope having a sweep synchronized with a usually rotating antenna so that the radar return can be used to find range and bearing

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of plan position indicator was in 1932

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“Plan position indicator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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