automatic direction finder

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automatic direction finder

radio receiver and directional antenna system used to determine the direction of the source of a signal. It most often refers to a device used to check the position of a ship or aircraft, although it may also direct a craft's course or be used for military or investigative purposes.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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