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Noun
/ˈsatlˌīt/,
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satellites, plural;
  1. An artificial body placed in orbit around the earth or moon or another planet in order to collect information or for communication

  2. Transmitted by satellite; using or relating to satellite technology
    • - satellite broadcasting
  3. Satellite television
    • - a news service on satellite
  4. A celestial body orbiting the earth or another planet

  5. Something that is separated from or on the periphery of something else but is nevertheless dependent on or controlled by it
    • - satellite offices in London and New York
  6. A small country or state politically or economically dependent on another

  7. A portion of the DNA of a genome with repeating base sequences and of different density from the main sequence


  1. broadcast or disseminate via satellite
  2. man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
  3. surrounding and dominated by a central authority or power; "a city and its satellite communities"
  4. a person who follows or serves another
  5. any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star
  6. In the context of spaceflight, a satellite is an object which has been placed into orbit by human endeavor. Such objects are sometimes called artificial satellites to distinguish them from natural satellites such as the Moon.
  7. Satellite is the fourth studio album and the second major label release by alternative metal band P.O.D.. The album was released on September 11, 2001, debuting at No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with over 133,000 copies sold.
  8. A natural satellite or moon is a celestial body that orbits a planet or smaller body, which is called the primary. ...
  9. "Satellite" is an alternative rock and pop song by Australian alternative rock and pop singer-songwriter Axle Whitehead from his debut album, Losing Sleep.
  10. Satellite is a Polish progressive rock band, founded in 2000 by Collage drummer Wojtek Szadkowski as a quartet with Sarhan Kubeisi on guitar, Robert Amirian as vocalist and playing the bass and Krzysiek Palczewski on keyboards.
  11. A satellite is a subviral agent composed of nucleic acid that depends on the coinfection of a host cell with a helper or master virus for its multiplication. When a satellite encodes the coat protein in which its nucleic acid is encapsidated it is referred to as a satellite virus. ...
  12. An attendant on an important person; a member of someone's retinue, often in a somewhat derogatory sense; a henchman. [from 16th c.]; A moon or other small body orbiting a larger one. [from 17th c.]; A country, state, office, building etc. ...
  13. (Satellites) Small, round appendages attached by fine stalks to the ends of the short ‘p’ arms of the acrocentric chromosomes. They do not always stain darkly and may be difficult to see in a karyotype.
  14. (Satellites) A communication satellite can be thought of as a big microwave repeater in the sky. A satellite dish is a broadband communication technology. ...
  15. (Satellites) An agreement signed with the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) led to the launching of a series of 4 Canadian SATELLITES, beginning with Alouette 1 (on 29 Sept 1962) from the Western Test Range in Vandenburg, California.
  16. (Satellites) Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Titania, and Oberon.
  17. (Satellites) Small droplets of jetting fluid gerated behind the main drop as the main drop detaches from the nozzle. The satellites will create a mist of in or an unsharp printed image.
  18. (Satellites) The countries surrounding the Soviet Union created a buffer zone between Russia and the rest of Europe. These "satellites" were nations conquered by the Soviet Union during the counteroffensive attack of the Russians against the Germans during WWII.
  19. (Satellites) Though there have been several cases of Satellite failures (i.e. Iridium), Satellites should play a pivotal role in the wireless industry's future. Currently, the reach of handsets is somewhat limited due to land-line constraints. ...
  20. (Satellites) independent platform structures in either simple rectilinear forms or the more usual organic style of colony structure. ...
  21. (satellites) A set of 24 satellites orbiting the Earth providing the precisely calibrated radio signals that allow a GPS receiver to accurately show you your position.
  22. (satellites) The transmission of data using orbiting satellites that serve as relay stations for transmitting microwave signals over very long distances.
  23. A mini-tournament to gain an entry into a larger tournament.
  24. A satellite speaker is usually fairly small, and does not reproduce the lowest frequencies. Usually meant to be used with a woofer or subwoofer.
  25. A radio relay station that orbits the earth. A complete satellite communications system also includes earth stations that communicate with each other via the satellite. ...