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  1. sat·el·lite
    IPA[ˈsadlˌīt]
  2. noun

    • 1. an artificial body placed in orbit around the earth or moon or another planet in order to collect information or for communication.

      Synonym : space station, space capsule, spacecraft, artificial satellite, communications satellite, weather satellite, television satellite, sputnik, COBE, IRAS, Comsat
    • 2. transmitted by satellite; using or relating to satellite technology:

      satellite broadcasting
    • 3. satellite television:

      a news service on satellite
    • 4. a celestial body orbiting the earth or another planet.

    • 5. something that is separated from or on the periphery of something else but is nevertheless dependent on or controlled by it:

      satellite offices in London and New York
    • 6. a small country or state politically or economically dependent on another.

    • 7. a portion of the DNA of a genome with repeating base sequences and of different density from the main sequence.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: satellite, plural noun: satellites

    • noun

      an artificial body placed in orbit round the earth or moon or another planet in order to collect information or for communication:

      transmitted by satellite; using or relating to satellite technology:

    • noun

      a radio service in which the signals are transmitted or retransmitted by a communications satellite:

      a device for receiving a satellite radio service:

    • noun

      a bowl-shaped antenna with which signals are transmitted to or received from a communications satellite.
    • noun

      a live broadcast via satellite forming part of another program.
    • noun

      a satellite placed in orbit around the earth in order to relay television, radio, and telephone signals.
    • noun

      a small moon orbiting close to a planetary ring, especially of Saturn, and whose gravitational field confines the ring within a narrow band.
    • noun

      television broadcasting using a satellite to relay signals to appropriately equipped customers in a particular area.
    • noun

      a radio service in which the signals are transmitted or retransmitted by a communications satellite:

      a device for receiving a satellite radio service:

    • noun

      television broadcast using a satellite to relay signals to appropriately equipped customers in a particular area.
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