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Writing a story is kind of like surfing, as opposed to the novel, where you use a GPS to get somewhere. With surfing, you kind of jump.
Etgar Keret

Meaning of "GPS" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES GPS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

GPS

Global Positioning System

The Global Positioning System is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. The system provides critical capabilities to military, civil and commercial users around the world. It is maintained by the United States government and is freely accessible to anyone with a GPS receiver. The GPS project was developed in 1973 to overcome the limitations of previous navigation systems, integrating ideas from several predecessors, including a number of classified engineering design studies from the 1960s. GPS was created and realized by the U.S. Department of Defense and was originally run with 24 satellites. It became fully operational in 1995. Bradford Parkinson, Roger L. Easton, and Ivan A. Getting are credited with inventing it. Advances in technology and new demands on the existing system have now led to efforts to modernize the GPS system and implement the next generation of GPS III satellites and Next Generation Operational Control System.

Definition of GPS in the English dictionary

The definition of GPS in the dictionary is global positioning system. Other definition of GPS is Great Public Schools; used of a group of mainly nonstate schools, and of sporting competitions between them.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GPS

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Goyen
goyim
goyisch
goyish
gp
GPA
GPI
GPMU
GPO
GPRS
GPU
gq
gr
Gr.
gr. wt.
GR8
Graafian follicle

WORDS THAT END LIKE GPS

APS
FRPS
LPS
MCPS
MIPS
MPS
NUCPS
PPS
SAPS
SERPS
SIPS
USPS

Synonyms and antonyms of GPS in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «GPS» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GPS

Find out the translation of GPS to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of GPS from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «GPS» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

全球定位系统
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

GPS
570 millions of speakers

English

GPS
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

GPS
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نِظَامُ تَـحْديدِ الـمَواقِعِ العالـميّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

глобальная система навигации и определения положения
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

GPS
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জিপিএস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

GPS
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

GPS
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

GPS
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

グローバルポジショニングシステム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

위성항법장치
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

GPS
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hệ thống chỉ đường bằng vệ tinh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஜிபிஎஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जीपीएस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Küresel Konumlama Sistemi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

navigatore satellitare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

GPS
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

GPS
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

GPS
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σύστημα GPS
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

GPS
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

GPS
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

GPS
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of GPS

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GPS»

The term «GPS» is very widely used and occupies the 2.195 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GPS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about GPS

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10 QUOTES WITH «GPS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word GPS.
1
Andrew Bird
I don't want technology to take me so far that I don't have to use my brain anymore. It's like GPS taking over and losing your internal compass. It's always got to be tactile, still organic.
2
Janine di Giovanni
Once Iraq became a hot bed for kidnapping, reporters had to use every kind of trick they could manage to avoid it. This included chase cars, security men for more prosperous agencies and networks, and GPS signals on satellite phones that could pinpoint the journalist's locations.
3
Joshua Foer
When I climb into my car, I enter my destination into a GPS device, whose spatial memory supplants my own. I have photographs to store the images I want to remember, books to store knowledge and now, thanks to Google, I rarely have to remember anything more than the right set of search terms to access humankind's collective memory.
4
Naveen Jain
Today, people idolize athletes and celebrities - and yes, highly successful and visionary business people like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, but not the innovators who perhaps have not seen such high-flying levels of success. Can anyone name the inventors of GPS, which has such a huge impact on our lives today?
5
Ken Jennings
People are using GPS systems to find millions of little hidden objects throughout the world - often as simple as a piece of Tupperware hidden in the woods. You go to a website, you get the latitude and longitude to get the specific location of a certain specific hiding space, and then you go there and see if you can find it.
6
Etgar Keret
Writing a story is kind of like surfing, as opposed to the novel, where you use a GPS to get somewhere. With surfing, you kind of jump.
7
Louise Leakey
When we find a fossil, we mark it. Today, we've got great technology: we have GPS. We mark it with a GPS fix, and we also take a digital photograph of the specimen, so we could essentially put it back on the surface, exactly where we found it.
8
Mike May
I started accessible GPS research in 1994 and the first version became available on a laptop in 2000.
9
Hans-Ulrich Obrist
In this new age of GPS, Google Earth and multidimensional digital maps, mapping is suddenly hugely relevant again.
10
Debbie Stabenow
Agriculture looks different today - our farmers are using GPS and you can monitor your irrigation systems over the Internet.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GPS»

Discover the use of GPS in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to GPS and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Introduction to GPS: The Global Positioning System
This one-of-a-kind resource offers professionals and students an up-to-date, easy-to-understand treatment of the GPS without bogging them down with advanced mathematics.
Ahmed El-Rabbany, 2002
2
GPS: Theory, Algorithms and Applications
This reference and handbook describes theory, algorithms and applications of the Global Positioning System (GPS/Galileo).
Guochang Xu, 2007
3
Understanding GPS: Principles and Applications
Moreover, this unique volume helps you determine how technology is affecting the marketplace and where best to invest your company's resources.
Elliott D. Kaplan, Christopher J. Hegarty, 2005
4
GPS For Dummies
This book covers the basics (waypoints, tracks, coordinate systems) but also tells you all about using digital maps and Web-hosted mapping services, so you can venture forth with confidence.
Joel McNamara, 2008
5
GPS Satellite Surveying
The new edition of this essential book reflects the continued advancement of GPS technology, including changing capabilities of the satellites upon which this technology is based, as well as how the technology is integrated within the ...
Alfred Leick, 2004
6
A-GPS: Assisted GPS, GNSS, and SBAS
Offering a detailed look at all the technical aspects and underpinnings of A-GPS, this unique book places emphasis on practical implementation.
Frank Stephen Tromp Van Diggelen, 2009
7
GPS for Land Surveyors, Third Edition
This is a book written by a land surveyor, for land surveyors. It will be useful for any surveyor interested in GPS, and for engineers and others who want to enhance their knowledge of GPS technology.
Jan Van Sickle, 2001
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Fundamentals of INS, GPS and Their Integration
The book shows a step-by-step implementation and gives all the necessary details. The book covers only relevant material and uses detailed illustrations for ease of comprehension of the material.
Aboelmagd Noureldin, Tashfeen B. Karamat, Jacques Georgy, 2012
9
Global positioning system: theory and applications
These two-volumes explain the technology, performance, and applications of the Global Positioning System (GPS).
Bradford W. Parkinson, James J. Spilker, 1996
10
GNSS – Global Navigation Satellite Systems: GPS, GLONASS, ...
This book is a university-level introductory textbook and is intended to serve as a reference for students as well as for professionals and scientists in the fields of geodesy, surveying engineering, navigation, and related disciplines.
Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof, Herbert Lichtenegger, Elmar Wasle, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GPS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term GPS is used in the context of the following news items.
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Wasting GPs' time: 'No, I can't prescribe you new shoes'
There's also a myth that GPs simply do not work hard enough, but this is not ... A lack of effort on the part of GPs is not what's causing the lack of ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
July 12, 2015 in News: Preview: New GPS navigation satellite heads …
The $245 million GPS 2F-10 satellite is scheduled for liftoff from Cape Canaveral aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket during an ... «Spaceflight Now, Jul 15»
3
Hands-on with the Polar V650 and V800 GPS sports gear: Coaching …
Polar V800 GPS Sports Watch. The Polar V800 was released in 2014, but recently received a major update that added iOS notification support. «ZDNet, Jul 15»
4
The Open: 10 best golf GPS
You'll find golf GPS devices to be either a smartphone-sized handheld or, thanks to the breakout of wearable technology, crammed into clever ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
5
Less than 30% of GPs willing to employ physician assistants
Exclusive Less than a third of GPs would be prepared to employ physician assistants, despite the Government promoting them as a way of ... «Pulse, Jul 15»
6
GPS turns 20 years old this week
I used GPS to get down here this morning," said George Sowers, Vice-President of Advanced Concepts and Development at Centennial-based ... «9NEWS.com, Jul 15»
7
GPS tracking devices being used in county vehicles
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC)- Genesee County will soon use GPS tracking devices to track county owned vehicles. To see how this might play ... «WROC-TV, Jul 15»
8
Only three GPs doing out-of-hours house calls across Huddersfield
Just three GPs are on call to make night-time visits to sick patients across Huddersfield, the Examiner can reveal. During evenings and ... «Huddersfield Examiner, Jul 15»
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Viewpoint: NICE referral advice helps GPs catch cancer earlier, says …
Updated NICE guidance that lowers the referral threshold for suspected cancer will not be easy for busy GPs to take on board, says Hampshire ... «GP online, Jul 15»
10
Can the Government Require an Employee to Carry a GPS Locator?
Q: Can the government make an employee carry a GPS locator to keep ... We have been told to carry GPS locators 90% or more of time while ... «FedSmith.com, Jul 15»

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