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 Definition (acronym for "radio detection and ranging") A technique used for detecting and tracking targets, navigation, imagery, and special applications. [d] [e]

Very much a work in progress. Howard C. Berkowitz 11:07, 21 May 2008 (CDT)

Corrected acronym

I'm back after answering the phone but to officially note I corrected and referenced the term RADAR. Mary Ash 20:20, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Radar is an acronym

The term radar is an acronym not a contraction. A contraction is the shortening of two words such as do not (don't) could not (couldn't) or can not (can't). An acronym is the use of the initials to form a description of the word. Radar, SNAFU (don't ask for that explanation) or SME (subject matter expert) are good examples of acroynms. Hope this helps. Mary Ash 04:52, 12 January 2011 (UTC)