pathfinding, n., adj.
/path"fuyn'deuhr, pahth"-/, n.
1. a person who finds or makes a path, way, route, etc.,esp. through a previously unexplored or untraveled wilderness.
2. an airplane, or a person dropped from a plane, sent into a target area to illuminate the area for succeeding aircraft.
3. a radar beacon beamed into a target area to provide guidance for missiles seeking the target.
4. (cap.) an unmanned spacecraft that landed on Mars on July 4, 1997, to obtain climatic and geologic data.
[1830-40, Amer.; PATH + FINDER]

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