Meaning of “dead reckoning” in the English Dictionary

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"dead reckoning" in British English

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dead reckoningnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌded ˈrek.ən.ɪŋ/ us /ˌded ˈrek.ən.ɪŋ/

a way of calculating the position of a ship or aircraft using only information about the direction and distance it has travelled from a known point

(Definition of “dead reckoning” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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