inertial navigation

/ɪnˌɜʃəl nævəˈgeɪʃən/ (say in.ershuhl navuh'gayshuhn)

a system of aircraft navigation in which accurate position information is computed from measurement of accelerations relative to a fixed starting point.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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