space station

noun
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of space station

:a large artificial satellite designed to be occupied for long periods and to serve as a base (as for scientific observation) called also space platform

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First Known Use of space station

1930


SPACE STATION Defined for English Language Learners

space station

noun

Definition of space station for English Language Learners

  • : a large spacecraft in which people live for long periods of time in order to do research and experiments


SPACE STATION Defined for Kids

space station

noun

Definition of space station for Students

:an artificial satellite designed to stay in orbit permanently and to be occupied by humans for long periods

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