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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
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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