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satellite

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Broadcasting, Astronomy
ldoce_290_bsatellitesat‧el‧lite /ˈsætəlaɪt/ ●●○ W3 noun [countable]  1 satellite.jpg TCBa 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 satellitevia/by satellite (=using a satellite) This broadcast comes live via satellite from New York.2 HAa 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 Lithuania4 a town that has developed next to a large city We stayed in Aurora, a satellite suburb of Chicago. sat-nav, satphone
Examples from the Corpus
satelliteSusan Bruce plans to open a satellite store in St. Paul.In December the United Nations urged governments to get on with setting up a satellite system.There were no reports of communications satellite failures.The other outstanding success of the voyage so far was the performance of our little satellite radio.One month later a second satellite was launched into a somewhat higher orbit, of between 234 and 244 miles.Soviet satellite countriesvia/by satelliteBroadcast data via satellites also have a wide band width enabling good data transmission.There were only a few occasions when I remembered the news room falling silent as news came in via satellite.There will be a central convention site that will be linked by satellite with other sites around the country.The proposal was that school classes would send in questions to the museum, which would relay them to me by satellite.The broadcasts were relayed by satellite by the Avrasya television company.Orders with facsimile illustrations are then sent by satellite to suppliers around the world.They could do that by satellite.One figure-eight contrail created as part of a NASAfunded study was tracked by satellite for 10 hours last spring.
From Longman Business Dictionarysatellitesat‧el‧lite /ˈsætəlaɪt/ noun1[countable, uncountable] a machine that has been sent into space and goes around the Earth, used for radio, television, and other electronic communicationa satellite communications companyThey provide news and live sporting events by satellite.Shares in satellite TV companies fell yesterday to an all-time low.2[countable] a country or organization that is controlled by or is dependent on another larger onethe dissolution of the former Soviet Empire and the liberation of its satellites in Eastern Europe