satellite ( satellites plural )
1 n-count A satellite is an object which has been sent into space in order to collect information or to be part of a communications system. Satellites move continually round the earth or around another planet.
also by N
The rocket launched two communications satellites..., The signals are sent by satellite link...
2 adj Satellite television is broadcast using a satellite.
They have four satellite channels.
3 n-count A satellite is a natural object in space that moves round a planet or star.
...the satellites of Jupiter.
4 n-count You can refer to a country, area, or organization as a satellite when it is controlled by or depends on a larger and more powerful one. oft N n Italy became a satellite state of Germany by the end of the 1930s.
satellite dish ( satellite dishes plural ) A satellite dish is a piece of equipment which people need to have on their house in order to receive satellite television. n-count
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