earth station


: dish sense 3a(2)
especially : one used primarily for receiving and transmitting television signals

Examples of earth station in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The earth stations McLeod helped develop brought modern communications, data transmission and television to many countries around the world. IEEE Spectrum, 12 June 2020 But not all earth stations would be protected under Ligado's proposal. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 26 June 2019 Each Kuiper satellite will be able to access two gateway earth stations as part of Amazon's plan to minimize downtime. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 8 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of earth station was in 1970

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“Earth station.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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