geosynchronous

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adjective geo·syn·chro·nous \ ˌjē-ō-ˈsiŋ-krə-nəs , -ˈsin- \

Definition of geosynchronous

:being or having an orbit around the earth with a period equal to one sidereal day; specifically :geostationary

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First Known Use of geosynchronous

1968


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