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Meaning of lidar

li•dar

Pronunciation: (lī'där), [key]
— n. Electronics, Optics.
  1. a device similar to radar in principle and operation but using infrared laser light instead of radio waves and capable of detecting particles and varying physical conditions in the atmosphere.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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