satellite


satellite
satellite sat‧el‧lite [ˈsætlaɪt] noun
1. [countable, uncountable] a machine that has been sent into space and goes around the Earth, used for radio, television, and other electronic communication:

• a satellite communications company

• They 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 one:

• the dissolution of the former Soviet Empire and the liberation of its satellites in Eastern Europe

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satellite UK US /ˈsætəlaɪt/ noun
[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.

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satellite radio/phone/communications

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a satellite photograph/map/image

[U] COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE TELEVISION(Cf. satellite television): on satellite »

The match will only be shown on satellite.

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Their satellite and cable division sells programme sponsorship.

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a satellite broadcaster/provider/company

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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.

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a satellite state/city


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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