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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.
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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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Translations of “satellite”
in Arabic قَمَر صِناعي…
in Korean 위성…
in Malaysian satelit…
in French satellite…
in Turkish (yapay) uydu, uydu, gezegen…
in Italian satellite…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在太空, 人造衛星, 衛星…
in Russian спутник…
in Polish satelita…
in Vietnamese vệ tinh, vệ tinh nhân tạo…
in Spanish satélite…
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 Indonesian satelit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在太空, 人造卫星, 卫星…
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