dead-reckoning position

dead-reckoning position

[¦ded ′rek·ən‚iŋ pə‚zish·ən]
(navigation)
A position determined by advancing a known position of the past to the position of the present time by adding one or more vectors representing known or assumed speed, bearing, and wind or current.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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That turning point, the dead-reckoning position, may have been on the order of 60 miles or about 30 minutes flying time from Howland.