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Meaning of "UAV" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES UAV MEAN IN ENGLISH?

UAV

Unmanned aerial vehicle

An unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as a drone and referred to as a Remotely Piloted Aircraft by the International Civil Aviation Organization, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. Its flight is controlled either autonomously by onboard computers or by the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle. The typical launch and recovery method of an unmanned aircraft is by the function of an automatic system or an external operator on the ground. Historically, UAVs were simple remotely piloted aircraft, but autonomous control is increasingly being employed. They are usually deployed for military and special operation applications, but also used in a small but growing number of civil applications, such as policing and firefighting, and nonmilitary security work, such as surveillance of pipelines. UAVs are often preferred for missions that are too "dull, dirty or dangerous" for manned aircraft.

Definition of UAV in the English dictionary

The definition of UAV in the dictionary is unmanned aerial vehicle.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UAV

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U/S
U2
U4E
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UAE
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UAM
UAR
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UAW
UB40
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WORDS THAT END LIKE UAV

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Synonyms and antonyms of UAV in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «UAV» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UAV

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Translator English - Chinese

无人机
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UAV
570 millions of speakers

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UAV
510 millions of speakers

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UAV
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الطائرات بدون طيار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

БПЛА
278 millions of speakers

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UAV
270 millions of speakers

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UAV
260 millions of speakers

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UAV
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UAV
190 millions of speakers

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UAV
180 millions of speakers

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UAV
130 millions of speakers

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UAV
85 millions of speakers

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UAV
85 millions of speakers
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UAV
80 millions of speakers

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யூஏவி
75 millions of speakers

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UAV
75 millions of speakers

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İHA
70 millions of speakers

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UAV
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UAV
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Translator English - Ukrainian

БПЛА
40 millions of speakers

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UAV
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UAV
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UAV
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Trends of use of UAV

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UAV»

The term «UAV» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.885 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UAV» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UAV»

Discover the use of UAV in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to UAV and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Introduction to UAV Systems
This book provides enough information to encourage a student to learn more; to provide a specialist with a basic appreciation of the technical issues that drive other parts of the system and interact with their specialty; or to help a ...
Paul Fahlstrom, Thomas Gleason, 2012
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Unmanned Aircraft Systems: UAVS Design, Development and ...
Unmanned Aircraft Systems delivers a much needed introduction to UAV System technology, taking an integrated approach that avoids compartmentalising the subject.
Reg Austin, 2011
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UAV Cooperative Decision and Control: Challenges and ...
This book provides an authoritative reference on cooperative decision and control of UAVs and the means available to solve problems involving them.
Tal Shima, Steven J. Rasmussen, 2009
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The Naval Institute Guide to the Ships and Aircraft of the ...
PREDATOR B MQ-9 This is an enlarged version of the highly successful MQ/RQ- 1 Predator UAV. On armed missions, it can carry up to ten AGM-1 14 Hellfire missiles. Status: In production. First flight occurred in February 2001. PREDATOR  ...
Norman Polmar, 2005
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Incorporating Weather Systems in Cooperative UAV (unmanned ...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been recently used in many areas due to their ability to perform almost as efficiently as piloted aircrafts, at low cost, without endangering human life.
Ozgur Merih Araz, 2006
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Unmanned Aircraft Systems: International Symposium On ...
The simulation portion of our system is designed to train pilots to operate UAVs in dynamic environment conditions utilizing the motion feedback we provide them. The simulation setup also allows for reconstruction of UAV accident scenarios, ...
Kimon P. Valavanis, Paul Y. Oh, Les A. Piegl, 2008
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Hardware Platform for Research in Helicopter UAV Control
The topic discussed in this work addresses the current research being conducted at the Automation & Robotics Research Institute in the areas of UAV helicopter instrumentation targeted towards aerobatic flight control and heterogenous multi ...
Petru Emanuiel Stingu, 2008
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The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems, ...
GERMANY ♢ Seamos In December 1995 the German Office of Defence Technology (BWB) awarded DASA a first-phase flight demonstration contract for Seamos, a UAV based on the old U.S. DASH (QH-50D) drone, the German contribution to ...
Norman Friedman, 1997
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UAV Based Distributed Automatic Target Detection Algorithm ...
In this work, we investigate the effects of environmental conditions on target detection performance in a UAV network.
Shanshan Gong, 2007
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Handbook of Aviation Human Factors, Second Edition
18.5.6 An Emotional Rollercoaster As with manned flight, workload is not constant for UAV operations. There are long periods of vigilance and boredom interspersed with episodes of extreme terror and excitement. Much of the excitement ...
John A. Wise, V. David Hopkin, Daniel J. Garland, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UAV»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term UAV is used in the context of the following news items.
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Official recognition for 80-hour UAV flight
The previous UAV long endurance record – just over 30 hours – was set by the Global Hawk in 2001. Aurora said it received notification of the FAI decision ... «UPI.com, Jul 15»
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GoPro Inc Drone Rival Parrot Unveils 13 New UAV Models
This hybrid UAV/Boat is named “Hydrofoil Drone.” Along with that, the company has also revealed other new flying models, including the "Jumping” drone and ... «Bidness ETC, Jun 15»
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FAA grants two more approvals for UAV inspections
Two more firms have joined a handful of insurance carriers and received approval to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aircraft systems ... «PropertyCasualty360, May 15»
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Amazon drone patent application imagines delivery that comes to …
If the drone must cross over a busy highway, interstate or roadway, "the navigation of the route may be adjusted to minimize the intersection between the UAV's ... «CNN, May 15»
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NASA's 10-engine electric UAV now flies as well as it hovers
NASA's ten-engine UAV, dubbed the Greased Lightning (GL-10), recently showed off a slick new trick in the skies over Hampton, Virginia. The drone, which is ... «Engadget, May 15»
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US Navy goes tubular with autonomous swarming UAV
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has revealed that it has been conducting demonstrations of swarming unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at various ... «Gizmag, Apr 15»
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FAA clears up regulatory questions concerning drones, keeps …
The patent claims a method of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) configured to glide within a geographic region by defining a maximum altitude threshold for ... «IPWatchdog.com, Mar 15»
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'World Cup of drones' offers $1m for innovative uses of unmanned
Over two days in Dubai 19 competitors will display their prototype UAVs with uses ranging from mine detection to stopping poaching. Here are five of the best. «The Guardian, Feb 15»
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Air Force UAV Heron crashes in Barmer
JAISALMER: An unmanned areal vehicle (UAV) of the air force crashed in Barmer district after developing a 'technical snag' on Friday. The UAV reportedly ... «Times of India, Jan 15»
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DARPA puts out call for super-agile UAVs
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are the eyes in the skies for soldiers and disaster relief crews, but despite over a century of aviation progress, they still leave a ... «Gizmag, Dec 14»

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