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"satellite" in British English

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satellitenoun [C]

uk   /ˈsæt.əl.aɪt/  us   /ˈsæt̬-/

satellite noun [C] (IN SPACE)

B2 a ​devicesent up into ​space to ​travel around the ​earth, used for ​collectinginformation or ​communicating by ​radio, ​television, etc.: The World Cup was ​transmitted around the ​world by satellite. a ​spy/​weather satellite satellite ​television/TV a ​naturalobjectmoving around a ​largerobject in ​space: The ​moon is Earth's satellite.
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satellite noun [C] (COUNTRY)

(also satellite state) a ​countrycontrolled by or ​depending on a more ​powerfulcountry
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(Definition of satellite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"satellite" in American English

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satellitenoun [C]

 us   /ˈsæt·əlˌɑɪt/
physics a ​naturalobjectmoving around a ​largerobject in ​space, or an ​artificialobjectsent up into ​space to ​travel around the ​earth: a ​spy/​weather satellite The ​moon is a satellite of the ​earth.
(Definition of satellite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"satellite" in Business English

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satellitenoun

uk   us   /ˈsætəlaɪt/
[C] COMMUNICATIONS a ​piece of ​equipment that is ​sent up into ​space to ​travel round the Earth, used for ​collectinginformation 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 ​cabledivisionsellsprogrammesponsorship. 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)
Translations of “satellite”
in Korean 위성…
in Arabic قَمَر صِناعي…
in Malaysian satelit…
in French satellite…
in Russian спутник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在太空, 人造衛星, 衛星…
in Italian satellite…
in Turkish (yapay) uydu, uydu, gezegen…
in Polish satelita…
in Spanish satélite…
in Vietnamese vệ tinh, vệ tinh nhân tạo…
in Portuguese satélite…
in Thai ดาวบริวาร, ดาวเทียม…
in German der Trabant, der Satellit…
in Catalan satèl·lit…
in Japanese 人工衛星, サテライト…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在太空, 人造卫星, 卫星…
in Indonesian satelit…
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