position fixing


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position fixing

[pə′zish·ən ‚fiks·iŋ]
(navigation)
The process of determining a craft's present position without reference to a previous position, by either radio (electronic) or astronomical (celestial) means.
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Of similarly practical use is the increasing number of navigation marks having an active AIS code, which again aids position fixing and navigation whilst at sea.

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