Definition of “satellite” - English Dictionary

“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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(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 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)