direct broadcast satellite

noun

Definition of direct broadcast satellite

: a television broadcasting system in which satellite transmissions are received by a dish antenna at the viewing location (such as a home)

called also satellite, satellite television

First Known Use of direct broadcast satellite

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Direct broadcast satellite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/direct%20broadcast%20satellite. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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