Definition of Satellite

1. Noun. Man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon.




2. Verb. Broadcast or disseminate via satellite. "They satellite the information to them"
Generic synonyms: Air, Beam, Broadcast, Send, Transmit

3. Adjective. Surrounding and dominated by a central authority or power. ; "A city and its satellite communities"
Similar to: Outer

4. Noun. A person who follows or serves another.
Exact synonyms: Planet
Generic synonyms: Follower

5. Noun. Any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star.
Generic synonyms: Celestial Body, Heavenly Body
Specialized synonyms: Deimos, Moon, Phobos, Titan
Specialized synonyms: Galilean, Galilean Satellite, Moon

Definition of Satellite

1. n. An attendant attached to a prince or other powerful person; hence, an obsequious dependent.

2. a. Situated near; accompanying; as, the satellite veins, those which accompany the arteries.

Definition of Satellite

1. Noun. (rare) An attendant on an important person; a member of someone's retinue, often in a somewhat derogatory sense; a henchman. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

2. Noun. A moon or other smaller body orbiting a larger one. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

3. Noun. A country, state, office, building etc. which is under the jurisdiction, influence, or domination of another body. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

4. Noun. A man-made apparatus designed to be placed in orbit around a celestial body, generally to relay information, data etc. to Earth. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

5. Noun. (colloquial uncountable) Satellite TV; reception of television broadcasts via services that utilize man-made satellite technology. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Satellite

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Medical Definition of Satellite

1. 1. An attendant attached to a prince or other powerful person; hence, an obsequious dependent. "The satellites of power." 2. A secondary planet which revolves about another planet; as, the moon is a satellite of the earth. See Solar system, under Solar. Satellite moth, a handsome European noctuid moth (Scopelosoma satellitia). Origin: F, fr. L. Stelles, -itis, an attendant. Situated near; accompanying; as, the satellite veins, those which accompany the arteries. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Satellite

satchel
satcheled
satchelful
satchelfuls
satchelled
satchels
satchelsful
satcomms
satcoms
sate
sated
sateen
sateens
sateless
satelles
satellite (current term)
satellite-rich heterochromatin
satellite DNA
satellite RNA
satellite TV
satellite abscess
satellite campus
satellite cell
satellite cell of skeletal muscle
satellite cells
satellite communications
satellite dish
satellite metastasis
satellite navigation
satellite navigation system

Literary usage of Satellite

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific by Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1892)
"Though I was positive the object was a new satellite, I had only the one set of ... "Just what the magnitude of the satellite is it is at present quite ..."

2. Copyright Licensing Regimes Covering Retransmissioon of Broadcast Signals edited by Howard Coble (2001)
"NAB supports legislation to authorize such transmissions, provided it also imposes on the satellite industry obligations—such as must-carry, ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Hence zero obliquity is only dynamically stable when the period of the satellite is less than two periods of the planet's rotation. ..."

4. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"satellite Orbit» To consider the orbit of an artificial satellite it is best to Imagine that one is looking at the Earth from i ..."

5. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific by Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1892)
"Though I was positive the object was a new satellite, I had only the one set of ... "Just what the magnitude of the satellite is it is at present quite ..."

6. Copyright Licensing Regimes Covering Retransmissioon of Broadcast Signals edited by Howard Coble (2001)
"NAB supports legislation to authorize such transmissions, provided it also imposes on the satellite industry obligations—such as must-carry, ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Hence zero obliquity is only dynamically stable when the period of the satellite is less than two periods of the planet's rotation. ..."

8. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"satellite Orbit» To consider the orbit of an artificial satellite it is best to Imagine that one is looking at the Earth from i ..."

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