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geostationary orbitnoun [C]

uk   /dʒiː.əʊˌsteɪ.ʃən.ər.iˈɔː.bɪt/  us   /-oʊˈsteɪ.ʃən.er.iˈɔːr-/ specialized
an orbit (= ​pathtravelled around an ​object in ​space) in which a satellite always ​remains over the same ​place on the earth's ​surface because it ​moves at the same ​speed as the ​earthturns
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