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English definition of “satellite”

satellite

noun [C] uk   /ˈsæt.əl.aɪt/ us    /ˈsæt̬-/

satellite noun [C] (IN SPACE)

B2 a device sent up into space to travel round the Earth, used for collecting information or communicating by radio, television, etc.: The World Cup was transmitted around the world by satellite. a spy/weather satellite satellite television/TV a natural object moving round a larger object in space: The moon is the satellite of the Earth.

satellite noun [C] (COUNTRY)

(also satellite state) a country controlled by or depending on a more powerful country
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