target

Definitions

General English

Aviation

  • noun the indication shown on a radar screen resulting from a primary radar return or a radar beacon reply

Banking

  • noun
    (written as Target)
    a system set up by the European central Bank to deal with cross-border payments between member states of the EU.
  • verb to aim something at someone, or to take someone or something as a target

Commerce

  • verb to aim to sell to somebody

Construction

  • A red-and-white target mounted on a surveyor's leveling rod; used to facilitate the sighting of the markings on the rod by the transit man.

Economics

  • The value of an economic variable that policy makers regard as ideal and use as the basis for setting policy. Contrasts with instrument.
  • The level of an exchange rate that guides exchange market intervention by a central bank or exchange stabilization fund.

Electronics

  • Anything which is aimed at or which represents the objective of something. For example, a scanned object, a target electrode, particles subjected to bombardment, a target value in a control system, or a target language.
  • An object which reflects a sufficient amount of the energy beam emitted by a radar to produce a radar echo. Also called radar target, or scanned object.
  • In a TV camera tube, an electrode, surface, or other structure upon which the image is stored, and which is scanned by an electron beam to produce the output signal.
  • A particle, group of particles, surface, object, material, or the like, which is subjected to impacts by high-energy particles, such as electrons, neutrons, or alpha particles.
  • In an X-ray tube, the electrode which is bombarded, and from which X-rays are emitted.
  • In computers, the file, disk, system, or the like, towards which something is transferred or otherwise sent.

Media Studies

  • noun a surface or electrode, often luminescent, that is hit by an electron beam to produce an output signal, e.g. in a television camera tube

Medical

  • noun a place which is to be hit by something

Military

  • noun any object or area which is shot at, fired upon or bombed

Politics

  • verb to aim an attack or criticism at somebody or something
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