most probable position
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most probable position[′mōst ′präb·ə·bəl pə′zish·ən]
The computed position of an aircraft determined by comparing a dead-reckoning position and a loran position determined for the same period of time, in which relative weights are given to the estimated probable errors of each.
That position of a craft judged to be most accurate when an element of doubt exists as to the true position; it may be a fix, estimated position, dead-reckoning position, no-wind position, or some other position as determined from the squares of the estimated probable errors of each.