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ground return

[′grau̇nd ri‚tərn]
(electricity)
Use of the earth as the return path for a transmission line.
(electromagnetism)
An echo received from the ground by an airborne radar set.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ground return

i. The reflection from the ground as displayed and/or recorded as an image. This normally appears as clutter on a radarscope. See ground clutter.
ii. In a radio receiver, the direct electrical connection between a circuit or component and the chassis or the earth.
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