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

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

      • 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 another planet in order to collect information or for communication.

        transmitted by satellite; using or relating to satellite technology:

      • n. noun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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