Dictionary

geostationary

adjective geo·sta·tion·ary \-ˈstā-shə-ˌner-ē\

Definition of GEOSTATIONARY

:  being or having an equatorial orbit at an altitude of about 22,300 miles (35,900 kilometers) requiring an angular velocity the same as that of the earth so that the position of a satellite in such an orbit is fixed with respect to the earth
ADVERTISEMENT

First Known Use of GEOSTATIONARY

1961

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: geostrategyPrevious Word in the Dictionary: geostaticAll Words Near: geostationary
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears