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satellite dish

noun

Simple Definition of satellite dish

  • : a device that is shaped like a large dish and that receives television signals from a satellite high above the earth

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of satellite dish

  1. :  a microwave dish for receiving usually television transmissions from an orbiting satellite

1978

First Known Use of satellite dish

1978


SATELLITE DISH Defined for Kids

satellite dish

noun

Definition of satellite dish for Students

  1. :  a bowl-shaped antenna for receiving transmissions (as of television programs) from a satellite orbiting the earth




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