Meaning of “heat-seeking” in the English Dictionary

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"heat-seeking" in British English

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heat-seekingadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈhiːtˌsiː.kɪŋ/ us /ˈhiːtˌsiː.kɪŋ/

A heat-seeking weapon can direct itself towards something hot, especially the hot engine of an aircraft:

heat-seeking missiles

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