Associations to the word «Radar»

Pictures for the word «Radar»


RADAR, noun. (uncountable) A method of detecting distant objects and determining their position, velocity, or other characteristics by analysis of sent radio waves (usually microwaves) reflected from their surfaces
RADAR, noun. (countable) A type of system using such method, differentiated by platform, configuration, frequency, power, and other technical attributes.
RADAR, noun. (countable) An installation of such a system or of the transmitting and receiving apparatus.
RADAR, noun. (countable) (figuratively) A superior ability to detect something.
RADAR, verb. To scan with radar, or as if with radar.
RADAR, acronym. Abbreviation of radio detection and ranging.
RADAR ASTRONOMY, noun. (astronomy) A technique that uses radar echoes to examine bodies within the solar system, obtaining information about size, shape, topography, surface density, spin etc.
RADAR DOME, noun. A weatherproof enclosure used to protect a radar antenna.
RADAR DOMES, noun. Plural of radar dome
RADAR GUN, noun. A hand-held (or mounted) device that emits a radar beam and uses the Doppler effect to measure the velocity of moving objects (especially traffic)
RADAR IMAGE, noun. An image produced using a radar.
RADAR IMAGES, noun. Plural of radar image
RADAR METEOROLOGY, noun. The application of radar to the study of the atmosphere, and to the observation and prediction of weather.
RADAR REFLECTOR, noun. A device designed to reflect radar waves well in order to make it clearly visible on radar screens. Radar reflectors can be installed for example in boats or signal buoys.
RADAR REFLECTORS, noun. Plural of radar reflector
RADAR TRAP, noun. A roadside location, manned by police or similar officials, where a device that emits a radar beam is used to monitor the speeds of motor vehicles in order to apprehend motorists in violation of the speed limit.

Dictionary definition

RADAR, noun. Measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects.

Wise words

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