homing device


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homing device

[′hōm·iŋ di‚vīs]
(electronics)
A control device that automatically starts in the correct direction of motion or rotation to achieve a desired change, as in a remote-control tuning motor for a television receiver.
(engineering)
A device incorporated in a guided missile or the like to home it on a target.
(navigation)
A transmitter, receiver, or adapter used for homing aircraft or used by aircraft for homing purposes.
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Fifty patrol cars and the sheriff's helicopters now have devices that will alert them whenever a homing device activates, said Capt.
Most recently, in experimental attempts to eradicate tumors with monoclonals, anti-CEA antibodies have been used as a homing device for cancer cell cytotoxic agents.
By themselves, these sequences cannot code for proteins, but the researchers used them as homing devices to pinpoint the site of a particular L.