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dead reckoning

noun [U] uk   us  
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
Translations of “dead reckoning”
in Chinese (Traditional) 航位推算…
in Chinese (Simplified) 航位推算…
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