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Definition 1: man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for satellite in the sense of this definition

(satellite is a kind of ...) an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service

(... is a kind of satellite ) a satellite equipped with a telescope to observe infrared radiation

(... is a kind of satellite ) an artificial satellite that relays signals back to earth; moves in a geostationary orbit

(... is a kind of satellite ) a craft capable of traveling in outer space; technically, a satellite around the sun

(... is a kind of satellite ) a manned artificial satellite in a fixed orbit designed for scientific research

(... is a kind of satellite ) a Russian artificial satellite

"Sputnik was the first man-made satellite to orbit the earth"

(... is a kind of satellite ) a satellite with sensors to detect nuclear explosions

(... is a kind of satellite ) a satellite that transmits frequent picture of the earth below

(satellite is a part of ...) electrical device consisting of a large array of connected solar cells

Definition 2: any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star - [noun denoting object]

(satellite is a kind of ...) natural objects visible in the sky

(... is a kind of satellite ) one of the four satellites of Jupiter that were discovered by Galileo

(... is a kind of satellite ) any natural satellite of a planet

"Jupiter has sixteen moons"

(... is an instance of satellite) the outer of two small satellites of Mars

(... is an instance of satellite) the natural satellite of the Earth

"the average distance to the Moon is 384,400 kilometers" "men first stepped on the moon in 1969"

(... is an instance of satellite) the larger of the two satellites of Mars

(... is an instance of satellite) the largest of the satellites of Saturn; has a hazy nitrogen atmosphere

Definition 3: a person who follows or serves another - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for satellite in the sense of this definition

(satellite is a kind of ...) a person who accepts the leadership of another

Definition 4: broadcast or disseminate via satellite - [verb of communication]

(satellite is a kind of ...) broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television

"We cannot air this X-rated song"

Definition 5: surrounding and dominated by a central authority or power - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where satellite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a city and its satellite communities

(satellite is similar to ...) being on the outside or further from a center

"spent hours adorning the outer man" "the outer suburbs"

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