adj. aimed away from a launching pad (about the path of a rocket)

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  • downrange — ☆ downrange [doun′rānj′ ] adv., adj. along the course away from the launching site …   English World dictionary

  • downrange — adj. /down raynj /; adv. /down raynj /, adj., adv. Rocketry. being in the designated path from a launch pad to the point on a course generally taken as the target: The signal was picked up by a downrange radar station. [1950 55; DOWN1 + RANGE] *… …   Universalium

  • downrange — adverb Date: 1952 away from a launching site …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • downrange — 1. adjective In the horizontal direction away from the launch site of a rocket in the direction of its travel. 2. adverb In the horizontal direction away from the …   Wiktionary

  • downrange — down•range adj. [[t]ˈdaʊnˌreɪndʒ[/t]] adv. [[t] ˈreɪndʒ[/t]] adj. adv. rkt being in the designated path between a rocket launch pad and the point on a course generally taken as the target • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • downrange — ¦ ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ adverb (or adjective) Etymology: down (III) + range (I) : away from a launching site and along the course of a test range …   Useful english dictionary

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