jahâni, sarâsari, hargâni
Pertaining to the whole → world; worldwide; → universal.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
râžmân-e nehešdâd-e jahâni
Fr.: système de positionnement par satellites
A coordinate positioning tool, using a combination of satellites that can rapidly and accurately determine the → latitude, → longitude, and the → altitude of a point on or above the Earth's surface. The GPS is based on a constellation of 24 Earth-orbiting satellites at an altitude of about 26,000 km. The system is a direct application of the thories of → special relativity and → general relativity.
→ global; → positioning; → system.
Fr.: réchauffement climatique
An increase in the average → temperature of the Earth's → atmosphere that brings about climatic changes.