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remote sensing

noun
1.
the science of gathering data on an object or area from a considerable distance, as with radar or infrared photography, to observe the earth or a heavenly body.
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remote sensing

noun
1.
the use of an instrument, such as a radar device or camera, to scan the earth or another planet from space in order to collect data about some aspect of it
Derived Forms
remote-sensing, adjective
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Contemporary definitions for re-mote sensing
noun

the technique or process of obtaining data or images from a distance, as from satellites or aircraft

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