Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “GPS”


noun [U]     /ˌdʒiːpiːˈes/
abbreviation for Global Positioning System: a system of computers and satellites (= equipment that is sent into space around the Earth to receive and send signals) that work together to tell a user where they areComputer technologyMaps and map-making
(Definition of GPS noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “GPS”

Definitions of “GPS” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More