Meaning of “GPS” in the English Dictionary

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"GPS" in British English

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GPSnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌdʒiː.piːˈes/ us /ˌdʒiː.piːˈes/

Examples from literature

  • And some kinds of GPS show where the traffic isn’t moving. 
  • GPS tells you how to get to your destination. But does GPS help drivers to go faster? 
  • In geocaching, people use their GPS or smartphone to find a hidden box, or cache. 
  • It’s easier for drivers with GPS to get to their destination. 

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

"GPS" in Business English

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GPSnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌdʒiːpiːˈes/ us IT

abbreviation for Global Positioning System: a way of using satellite data to show where something is on a map, give users directions, etc.:

The unit uses GPS to determine the delivery truck's position.

(Definition of “GPS” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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