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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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n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
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n.
concert des nations ; communauté des nations
n.
UNO, United Nations, UN. abbr. The United Nations is an international organization whose stated aims include promoting and facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, ... UN.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UN
adj.
without nationality or nations
the chambers dictionnary 10th edition.
n.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees also known as The UN Refugee Agency is a United Nations agency mandated to protect and support refugees at the request of a government or the UN itself and assists in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country.
In more than six decades, UNHCR has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. The UNHCR has won two Nobel Peace Prizes. unhcr.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNHCR
n.
abbr. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations. UNESCO.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNESCO
Its mission is to contribute to the building of peace,the eradication of poverty,sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education,the sciences,culture,communication and information
n.
(Abbreviation) World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger. WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded.
WFP is funded entirely by voluntary donations. wfp.org
n.
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
UNICEF is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its Executive Committee. Donate to help UNICEF meet the urgent needs of children. unicef.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNICEF

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