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satellite  


      n  
1    a celestial body orbiting around a planet or star  
the earth is a satellite of the sun     
2      (Also called)    artificial satellite   a man-made device orbiting around the earth, moon, or another planet transmitting to earth scientific information or used for communication  
   See also       communications satellite  
3    a person, esp. one who is obsequious, who follows or serves another  
4    a country or political unit under the domination of a foreign power  
5    a subordinate area or community that is dependent upon a larger adjacent town or city  
6    modifier   subordinate to or dependent upon another  
a satellite nation     
7    modifier   of, used in, or relating to the transmission of television signals from a satellite to the house  
a satellite dish aerial     
      vb  
8    tr   to transmit by communications satellite  
     (C16: from Latin satelles an attendant, probably of Etruscan origin)  


communications satellite  
      n   an artificial satellite used to relay radio, television, and telephone signals around the earth, usually in geostationary orbit  
fixed satellite  
      n   a satellite revolving in a stationary orbit so that it appears to remain over a fixed point on the earth's surface  
Galilean satellite  
      n   any of the four large satellites of the planet Jupiter -- Io, Europa, Ganymede, or Callisto -- discovered in 1610 by Galileo  
satellite broadcasting  
      n   the transmission of television or radio programmes from an artificial satellite at a power suitable for direct reception in the home  
satellite dish aerial  
      n   a parabolic aerial for reception from or transmission to an artificial satellite,   (Often shortened to)    dish aerial, dish  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
cyber protest is expression of complaint through the medium of electronic communication on the electronic and digital Medias.
[Tech.];[Leg.]
exp.
(in an organization) set up a more informal structure/workflow/environment; give up on communication protocols between departments
[Bus.]

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