line of sight

Definitions

Construction

  • The line extending from a telescope or other long-distance sighting device, along which distant objects can be viewed. See also sight line.

Electronics

  • A direct and unobstructed path between a transmitting device and a receiving or reflecting device. For instance, such a path between a transmitting antenna and a receiving antenna, or between a radar signal and a scanned object.
  • A straight line between an eye or lens and that which is observed.

Media Studies

  • noun a straight path, not passing over the horizon, between a transmitting and receiving aerial.

Military

  • noun a line from a gun’s position to the target
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