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Topic: BROADCASTING

Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: Latin satelles 'personal servant or guard'

satellite

noun
     
satellite
sat‧el‧lite [countable]
1TCB a machine that has been sent into space and goes around the Earth, moon etc, used for radio, television, and other electronic communication:
the launch of a communications and weather satellite
via/by satellite (=using a satellite)
This broadcast comes live via satellite from New York.
2HA a natural object that moves around a planet:
The moon is a satellite of the Earth.
3 a country, area, or organization that is controlled by or is dependent on another larger one:
the former Soviet satellite country of Lithuania
4 a town that has developed next to a large city:
We stayed in Aurora, a satellite suburb of Chicago.
WORD FOCUS: television WORD FOCUS: television
similar words: TV, telly BrE informal, the box BrE informal, the tube AmE informal

programmes on television: the news, soap opera, sitcom, drama series, detective series, documentary, docusoap, game show, talk show also chat show British English, made-for-TV movie, cartoon, reality TV, infomercial

a TV programme shown on the Internet: webcast

a company that broadcasts programmes: channel, station

types of television broadcasts: terrestrial British English, cable, satellite, digital, pay-per-view
television

See also
television
WORD FOCUS: space WORD FOCUS: space
vehicles used in space: spaceship, spacecraft, rocket, (space) shuttle, probe, satellite, space station

someone who travels in space: astronaut, cosmonaut Russian

parts of a rocket's journey: countdown, launch, blast-off/take-off/lift-off, leaving the earth's atmosphere, going into orbit, re-entering the earth's atmosphere, splashdown/touchdown

places and things in space: planet, moon, star, sun, satellite, solar system, constellation, galaxy, universe, the cosmos, black hole, quasar, comet, meteor, asteroid

the study of space: astronomy
space

See also
space
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