- Radar is a device that uses reflected radio waves to detect the position or movement of a person or thing.
An example of radar is the device highway patrol officers use to detect people who are driving too fast.
A policeman using a radar gun.
Origin of radarra(dio) d(etecting) a(nd) r(anging)
- A method of detecting distant objects and determining their position, velocity, or other characteristics by analysis of very high frequency radio waves reflected from their surfaces.
- The equipment used in such detection.
Origin of radarra(dio) d(etecting) a(nd) r(anging).
radar - Computer Definition
A microwave radio technology that uses reflected energy to detect and determine the direction of and distance to remote objects. Multiple return signals can be correlated over time to determine the velocity and direction of moving objects. Applications include navigation, targeting, and tracking for civilian and military purposes. See also microwave, radio, and sonar.