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satellite

noun
 
 
/ˈsætəlaɪt/
[C] COMMUNICATIONS a piece of equipment that is sent up into space to travel round the Earth, used for collecting information or communicating by radio, television, etc.: The cost of launching a satellite into orbit is vast.by satellite He will address the Trade Convention by satellite on Friday. satellite radio/phone/communications a satellite photograph/map/image
[U] COMMUNICATIONS →  satellite television: on satellite The match will only be shown on satellite. Their satellite and cable division sells programme sponsorship. a satellite broadcaster/provider/company a satellite channel/show/service
[C] an organization or place that is controlled by or depends on a bigger or more powerful place: a satellite of sth The company is an overseas satellite of South Africa's Anglo American Corporation. a satellite state/city
(Definition of satellite from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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