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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surface-to-airadjective

    operating from or designed to be launched from the ground against an airborne target

    "surface-to-air missiles"


  1. surface-to-airadjective

    fired from the ground, or from a ship, at an aircraft in flight, or at an incoming missile


  1. surface-to-air

    Surface-to-air refers to a type of missile, weapon, or other system that is launched from the ground (or "surface") and intended to target and hit objects in the air, typically aircrafts or missiles. The term can also describe the trajectory itself from the ground toward the sky.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surface-to-air in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surface-to-air in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of surface-to-air in a Sentence

  1. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk:

    We have to defend ourselves, russia is constantly supplying tanks, surface-to-air missiles and the rest of the stuff. And again everyone knows this. We still use outdated Soviet-style equipment.

  2. Dan Sullivan:

    While seemingly a modest investment, theconstruction of this base sends a clear message to the Arctic community about Russia's ongoing militarization of this strategically important region, the Russians make claims of wanting a peaceful Arctic, but their actions – building bases, ports, conducting snap exercises with thousands of troops, installing surface-to-air missiles, and conducting bear bomber flights close to American airspace – seem to reveal their real intent.

  3. Mira Rapp-Hooper:

    I do think surface-to-air missiles are a considerable development, if they have been deployed they are probably China's effort to signal a response to freedom-of navigation operations, but I don't think it is a totally unprecedented deployment.

  4. Justin Bronk:

    The idea that Western fighter aircraft would allow Ukraine to operate combat air sorties over Russian territory in any sort of regular sense is just fantasy, the reality is that Western fighter aircraft will also be very constrained by the surface-to-air threat by Russian ground-based air defense systems, just as the Ukrainians currently are.

  5. Justin Trudeau:

    The evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile.

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