(written as lock on)to search for, find and follow a target with a thin radar beam
(written as lock on)to synchronise an internal clock with a received signal
- In radars, the instant the tracking of a scanned object begins. Also, to seek this state.
- The instant at which a previously varying frequency is fixed. For instance, that required for controlled oscillation. Also, to seek this frequency.
- The instant at which a previously varying quantity or magnitude is fixed. Also, to seek this state.
- noun a moment when the operator of a guided weapon has the target in his or her sights and the guidance system is activated.