Associations to the word «Satellite»

Pictures for the word «Satellite»


SATELLITE, noun. A moon or other smaller body orbiting a larger one. [from 17th c.]
SATELLITE, noun. A man-made apparatus designed to be placed in orbit around a celestial body, generally to relay information, data etc. to Earth. [from 20th c.]
SATELLITE, noun. A country, state, office, building etc. which is under the jurisdiction, influence, or domination of another body. [from 19th c.]
SATELLITE, noun. (now rare) An attendant on an important person; a member of someone's retinue, often in a somewhat derogatory sense; a henchman. [from 16th c.]
SATELLITE, noun. (colloquial) (uncountable) Satellite TV; reception of television broadcasts via services that utilize man-made satellite technology. [from 20th c.]
SATELLITE CAMPUS, noun. A campus of a college or university that is physically detached from the main university or college area.
SATELLITE DISH, noun. A parabolic antenna designed to receive microwaves from communications satellites, which transmit data transmissions or broadcasts, such as satellite television.
SATELLITE DISHES, noun. Plural of satellite dish
SATELLITE NAVIGATION, noun. Practice of calculating one's position and velocity using radio signals transmitted from space satellites as reference.
SATELLITE NAVIGATION SYSTEM, noun. Any electronic navigation system which uses space satellites as radio signal sources and position references
SATELLITE PHONE, noun. A mobile phone that connects to an orbiting satellite instead of a cellular network
SATELLITE PHONES, noun. Plural of satellite phone
SATELLITE PLANET, noun. (archaic) (astronomy) A moon of a planet besides Earth; a secondary planet.
SATELLITE PLANET, noun. (astronomy) A planet viewed as a satellite of another object, such as another star; an exoplanet.
SATELLITE PLANET, noun. (astronomy) A moon of planetary mass; a natural satellite which would be considered a planet or dwarf planet if it were in direct orbit of the Sun.
SATELLITE TELEVISION, noun. Television broadcasts delivered by communications satellite and received by an outdoor antenna or satellite dish
SATELLITE TOWN, noun. A self-contained town, as opposed to a mere suburb, on the periphery of a metropolitan area.
SATELLITE TOWNS, noun. Plural of satellite town
SATELLITE TV, noun. Satellite television

Dictionary definition

SATELLITE, noun. Man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon.
SATELLITE, noun. A person who follows or serves another.
SATELLITE, noun. Any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star.
SATELLITE, verb. Broadcast or disseminate via satellite.
SATELLITE, adjective. Surrounding and dominated by a central authority or power; "a city and its satellite communities".

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