satellite

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noun sat·el·lite \ˈsa-tə-ˌlīt\

Definition of satellite

  1. 1 :  a hired agent or obsequious follower :  minion, sycophant

  2. 2a :  a celestial body orbiting another of larger sizeb :  a manufactured object or vehicle intended to orbit the earth, the moon, or another celestial body

  3. 3 :  someone or something attendant, subordinate, or dependent; especially :  a country politically and economically dominated or controlled by another more powerful country

  4. 4 :  a usually independent urban community situated near but not immediately adjacent to a large city

  5. 5 :  direct broadcast satellite

satellite

adjective

Examples of satellite in a Sentence

  1. Satellites help meteorologists predict the weather.

  2. Images of the planet are sent by satellite.

Origin and Etymology of satellite

Middle French, from Latin satellit-, satelles attendant



SATELLITE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of satellite for English Language Learners

  • : an object (such as a moon) that moves around a much larger planet

  • : a machine that is sent into space and that moves around the earth, moon, sun, or a planet

  • : a country, organization, etc., that is controlled by a larger and more powerful country, organization, etc.


SATELLITE Defined for Kids

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noun sat·el·lite \ˈsa-tə-ˌlīt\

Definition of satellite for Students

  1. 1 :  a smaller body that revolves around a planet

  2. 2 :  an object or vehicle sent out from the earth to revolve around the earth, moon, sun, or a planet


Medical Dictionary

satellite

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noun sat·el·lite \ˈsat-əl-ˌīt\

Medical Definition of satellite

  1. 1:  a short segment separated from the main body of a chromosome by a constriction—called also trabant

  2. 2:  the secondary or later member of a chain of gregarines

  3. 3:  a bodily structure lying near or associated with another (as a vein accompanying an artery)

  4. 4:  a smaller lesion accompanying a main one and situated nearby

  5. 5:  a spectral line of low intensity having a frequency close to that of another stronger line to which it is closely related (as by having a common energy level)

satellite

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