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"satellite" in British English

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satellitenoun [C]

uk   /ˈsæt.əl.aɪt/ us   /ˈsæt̬.əl.aɪt/
  • satellite noun [C] (IN SPACE)

B2 a device sent up into space to travel around 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 around a larger object in space: The moon is Earth's satellite.

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  • satellite noun [C] (COUNTRY)

also satellite state a country controlled by or depending on a more powerful country
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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 natural object moving around a larger object in space, or an artificial object sent 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   /ˈsætəlaɪt/ us  
[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)
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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“satellite” in British English

“satellite” in Business English

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