Gee, sometimes written GEE, was a radio navigation system used by the Royal Air Force during World War II. It measured the time delay between two radio signals to produce a fix, with accuracy on the order of a few hundred meters at ranges up to about . It was the first hyperbolic navigation system to be used operationally, entering service with RAF Bomber Command in 1942.
Gee was devised by Robert Dippy as a short-range blind landing system to improve safety during night operations, but during development by the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) at Swanage it was found the range was far better than expected and it developed into a long-range general navigation system. For large, fixed targets, like the cities that were attacked at night, Gee offered enough accuracy to be used as an aiming reference without the need to use a bombsight or other external reference. Jamming reduced its usefulness as a bombing aid, but it remained in use as a navigational aid in the UK area throughout the war.
Gee remained an important part of the Royal Air Force's suite of navigation systems in the post-war era, and was featured on aircraft such as the English Electric Canberra and the V-bomber fleet. It also saw civilian use, and a number of new Gee chains were set up to support military and civil aviation across Europe. The system started to be shut down in the late 1960s, with the last station going off the air in 1970. Gee also inspired the original LORAN ("Loran-A") system
Gée is a former commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Beaufort-en-Anjou.
Gee (The Crows song)
"Gee", released in June 1953 by The Crows, is a song which has been credited as the first rock and roll hit by a rock and roll group. It is a doo-wop song, written by William Davis and Viola Watkins, and recorded by the Crows on the independent label, Rama Records, at Beltone Studios in New York City in February 1953. It charted in April 1954, one year later. It took a year to get recognized on Your Hit Parade. It landed No.2 on the rhythm and blues chart and No. 14 on the pop chart. It was the first 1950s doo-wop record to sell over one million records. Recorded on an independent label, it was one of the first such R&B records to crossover to the wider pop market.
Gee is a surname. It could be a variation of McGee. Notable people with the surname include:
- Adam Gee (born 1963), English television and interactive media producer
- Allen Gee (1852–1939), British trade unionist and politician
- Alonzo Gee (born 1987) American Professional basketball player
- Andrew Gee (born 1970), Australian rugby league footballer
- Andrew Gee (politician) (born c. 1968), Australian politician, member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
- Bobby Gee (born 1953), occasional spelling of singer Bobby G
- Catherine Gee (born 1967), British television presenter
- Constance Bumgarner Gee, American scholar, memoirist, and medical cannabis advocate
- Darron Gee (born 1962), English footballer and manager
- David Gee (1793–1872), English oil painter
- Delbert Gee, American judge on the Superior Court of California, Alameda County, United States
- Dillon Gee (born 1986), Baseball pitcher for the New York Mets
- Dustin Gee (1942–1986), English comedian
- Edward Pritchard Gee (1904–1968), British naturalist
- Ethel Gee (1914–1984), British member of the Portland Spy Ring
- Franky Gee (1962–2005), frontman for the German Europop group Captain Jack
George Gee (disambiguation), multiple people, including:
- George Gee (murderer) (1881–1904), Canadian murderer
- George Gee (bandleader), Chinese-American swing big-band leader
- George Gee (ice hockey) (1922–1972), Canadian professional ice hockey player
- Gordon Gee (born 1944), American academic
- Grant Gee (born 1964), British documentary and music video director
- Hector Gee (1909-1987), Australian rugby league footballer
- Henry Gee (born 1962), British paleontologist, senior editor of Nature journal
- Henry Gee (dean) (1858–1938), English churchman and academic
- Herbert Leslie Gee (1901–1977), English writer
- James Paul Gee (born 1948), researcher in psycholinguistics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, bilingual education, and literacy
- Jon Gee (born 1960), Australian politician
- Keith Gee, Australian rugby league footballer
- Ken Gee (1916–1989), English rugby league footballer
Maggie Gee (disambiguation), multiple people, including:
- Maggie Gee (novelist) (born 1948), English novelist
- Maggie Gee (pilot) (1923–2013), American aviator
- Maurice Gee (born 1931), New Zealand novelist
- Peter Gee (1932–2005), British-born artist active in the pop art movement of the 60s
- Prunella Gee (born 1950), English actress
- Rich Gee (1894-1968), American baseball player
- Robert Gee (1876–1960), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
- Rosko Gee, bassist with bands such as Traffic and Can
- Spoonie Gee (born 1963), American rapper
- Sue Gee (born 1947), British novelist
- Tamara Gee (born 1972), American singer-songwriter
- Terry W. Gee (1940-2014), American politician
- Thomas Gee (1815–1898), Welsh Nonconformist preacher
- Tom Gee (1900-1984), American baseball player
Gee (Girls' Generation song)
"Gee" is a song recorded by South Korean girl group Girls' Generation. The original Korean version was released as a single from their extended play of the same name on January 5, 2009. Written by Ahn Myung-won and Kim Young-deuk, "Gee" is primarily a bubblegum pop and electropop song with elements of hip hop and techno that lyrically talks about the girls' affections when they are in love. The single was a success in the group's native country, claiming the top spot on Music Bank for a record-breaking nine consecutive weeks and on Inkigayo for three weeks. It was the best-selling single of 2009 in South Korea.
A Japanese version was written by Kanata Nakamura and was later released as the group's second single in Japan in October 2010 in conjunction with their foray into the Japanese music scene. The single peaked at number two on the Oricon Singles Chart and number one on the RIAJ Digital Track Chart, and received certifications from the Recording Industry Association of Japan on four bases–physical single (gold), digital download (platinum), chaku-uta (double platinum), and full-length chaku-uta (million). "Gee" has been widely recognized as a K-pop standard and considered as the leader in modern Korean bubblegum pop trends.
Etymology 1 interj. A general exclamation of surprise or frustration. Etymology 2
n. A gee-gee; a horse. vb. 1 (context often as imperative to a draft animal English) To turn in a direction away from the driver, typically to the right. 2 (context UK dialect obsolete English) To agree; to harmonize. Etymology 3
n. 1 (Latn-def en name G g) 2 (context slang English) (abbreviation of grand nodot=1 English); a thousand dollars. 3 (context physics English) (abbreviation of gravity nodot=1 English); the unit of acceleration equal to that exerted by gravity at the earth's surface. Etymology 4
n. (context Ireland slang English) (w: vagina), (w: vulva)[http://books.google.com/books?id=4YfsEgHLjboC&pg=PA850&lpg=PA850&dq=gee+%22om+Dalzell%22+%22Terry+Victor%22&source=bl&ots=7JRCK2k_5c&sig=Gvq1g1FFiRWFtYmi7wGybhF0304&hl=en&sa=X&ei=tDdaT5pc5JSJAtGolJML&ved=0CCAQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false ''The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English''] p. 850, Tom Dalzell and Terry Victor. Routledge, 2006. ISBN: 0-415-25937-1.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Gee \Gee\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Geed; p. pr. & vb. n. Geeing.]
To agree; to harmonize. [Colloq. or Prov. Eng.]
[Cf. G. j["u], interj., used in calling to a horse, It. gi[`o], F. dia, used to turn a horse to the left.] To turn to the off side, or from the driver (i.e., in the United States, to the right side); -- said of cattle, or a team; used most frequently in the imperative, often with off, by drivers of oxen, in directing their teams, and opposed to haw, or hoi. [Written also jee.]
Note: In England, the teamster walks on the right-hand side of the cattle; in the United States, on the left-hand side. In all cases, however, gee means to turn from the driver, and haw to turn toward him.
Gee ho, or Gee whoa. Same as Gee.
Gee \Gee\, v. t. [See Gee to turn.] To cause (a team) to turn to the off side, or from the driver. [Written also jee.]
v. turn to the right side; "the horse geed"
give a command to a horse to turn to the right side
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
exclamation of surprise, 1895, probably euphemistic for Jesus. Form gee whiz is attested from 1871; gee whillikens (1851) seems to be the oldest form.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Usage examples of "gee".
All I wanted was a drive that would let us accelerate at multiple gees without flattening the passengers.
To accelerate at thirty-two gee, the capsule must be about twenty meters from the disk to keep effective gravity inside to one gee.
When the drives are accelerating the whole thing at fourteen gee, the capsule is held a little less than fifty meters from the disk.
Assuming one-twentieth gee, that meant the rock had been accelerating for only ten or eleven minutes.
The disk pulled us towards it at twenty-one gee, the acceleration of the ship pulled us away from it at twenty gee, and we sat there in the middle at a snug and comfortable standard gravity.
We had both ships under one gee acceleration drives, complicated by the combined attraction of the two mass plates.
On the other hand, they seem to behave just like the asteroidal gee points.
High gee and low gee were not particularly demanding to one of my asthenic physique.
Gee whiz, you have to think quick at school exams, but cracky, leopards are worse than school principals, I should hope.
Gees and Cotton waited in silence until he returned, carrying a pair of hammerless breech loading shot guns.
Whispers, toots, keens, hooms, all sounded around them as the apparent gee force slowly declined toward zero as the program Gabby had set in motion gradually released the restaurant into free fall.
I quit being Jabal Radwa and changed my name back to Robert Gee for the second time.
Gees is investigating something between mumps and murder on this spot.
A remark by Gees set them all talking of place names--Oswaldstwhistle, Odder, Much Hadham, Nether Wallop, Wig-Wig, and other curiosities of naming, provided light chatter through which Gees observed that neither McCoul nor his daughter appeared to appreciate the really good plain cooking of the first two courses.
Through the grayness Gees could see the narrow line of beech and elm trees which the worthies of Odder designated a wood, an unkempt shrubbery running parallel with the graveled drive to the gateway, with thick undergrowth of brushwood and saplings.