Adjective "satellite" definition and examples

(Satellite may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈsatəlʌɪt/

Definitions and examples

noun

An artificial body placed in orbit round the earth or another planet in order to collect information or for communication.
  1. 'a spy satellite'
  2. 'There are hundreds of satellites in orbit right now, doing everything from relaying communication signals to monitoring weather patterns.'
  3. 'I was over at a friend's house the other day and on his computer he showed me his own house as viewed by a satellite in Earth's orbit.'
  4. 'The researchers say that aerial photographs of the marble covered areas of Utah closely resemble images beamed back from Martian satellites.'
  5. 'Svalbard Satellite Station specialises in retrieving data from satellites in polar orbit.'
  6. 'The crash was recorded by the US Space Command, which tracks around 8000 artificial satellites in Earth orbit.'
  7. 'The Soviet Union launched its Sputnik satellite in 1957.'
  8. 'Ever since the Soviets launched sputnik in 1957, satellites have been part of our consciousness.'
  9. 'In October, 1957, when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first satellite, into orbit, Americans were stunned.'
  10. 'Nasa will launch the satellite, funded by the Canadian Space Agency, next January.'
  11. 'All communication and observation satellites orbiting Mars suddenly failed.'
  12. 'satellite broadcasting'
  13. 'BBC West's programmes will be available on the digital satellite platform for the very first time from Tuesday.'
  14. 'Rob Munslow, at 24 the youngest of the crew, is delighted they will have a link to home through the satellite communication.'
  15. 'It also will process a wider variety of images, including aerial photographs and high-resolution satellite images.'
  16. 'The result was an invitation to develop a series of lectures on women's health that are delivered via satellite broadcast to a thousand hospitals around the country.'
  17. 'Television, unlike radio, more often uses satellites, with most developing countries allowing the reception of satellite transmissions.'
  18. 'Underneath this shading material the antennas were installed for local and satellite communications.'
  19. 'The exciting new technologies will include satellite navigation.'
  20. 'The fledgling cable operators barely registered in the public consciousness and digital satellite broadcasting was years away.'
  21. 'To file his reports from this remote area, Nabin Singh Khadka will be using state of the art satellite communications.'
  22. 'Because of its repeated airings on cable and satellite, it is still possible to catch it on television, but it is worth buying as well.'
  23. 'They started buying up companies, left, right and centre and launching new channels on cable and satellite by the bucket load.'
  24. 'The additional growth of satellite and cable ensures that digital television will soon be enjoyed by the majority of the UK.'
  25. 'The station will be available on all digital platforms, including the internet, digital radio, and digital satellite and cable.'
  26. 'There are further plans to enhance the News interactive service on digital satellite with two additional video loops and with interactive voting.'
  27. 'For fans of nostalgia, cable or satellite can be a Godsend.'
  28. 'Listening to radio through digital television sets, whether by digital satellite or digital cable, has become increasingly popular over recent years.'
  29. 'And most of them have satellite or cable so they have even more channels of rubbish.'
  30. 'Even in London, where broadband, DVD, cable TV, radio, satellite all feed into the chaotic, dirty metropolis you still have to work fairly hard to hear music that isn't easily categorised.'
A celestial body orbiting the earth or another planet.
  1. 'Overhead, uncounted billions of stars, planets, and satellites swirl, creating a heavenly light show that changes every night, and it's one the entire family can share.'
  2. 'Deep in the outer reaches of the Solar system, a planet, orbited by two moons and several satellites, moved in its orbit around the star known as the Sun by the system's inhabitants.'
Something that is separated from or on the periphery of something else but is nevertheless dependent on or controlled by it.
  1. 'The media company has 10 employees and a satellite office in Tokyo.'
  2. 'Colgan now operates out of a small satellite office in Atlanta.'
  3. 'Those who work at telework centers, satellite offices or on the road spend more time on the job, with each averaging over four days, or 30 hours a week.'
  4. 'They have 13 employees and satellite offices in Florida, North Carolina, the Bahamas, Toronto, and British Columbia.'
  5. 'So Price established a satellite office in Denver, making it his center for work in the telecommunications industry.'
  6. 'Simmonds's company has satellite offices all over the world, and, he said, they're constantly opening, closing, or relocating them.'
  7. 'Today FSC has headquarters in Germany and maintains 34 satellite offices around the world.'
  8. 'Dixon believes that these satellite offices represent a fundamental shift in the dynamic between workers and the workplace.'
  9. 'Happy where he was, he planned to work from the company's satellite office in New York City.'
  10. 'They also maintain satellite offices in Central Point and in Kent, Washington.'
  11. 'the Soviet Union and its satellite states'
  12. 'This former Soviet satellite country struggling to re-orientate its national economy towards the West is still heavily dependent on Russian natural gas imports.'
  13. 'Napoleon's aim was not to occupy territory as such: although great areas of Europe were annexed either to France or to new satellite states, control of them was passed to civil administrators in due course.'
  14. 'with good motorway and rail links, satellite towns like Thornbury have grown rapidly'
  15. 'South Australia had what seemed a very good idea at the time, of luring them with public housing in satellite towns like Elizabeth, instead of hostels, to feed its postwar manufacturing boom.'
  16. 'While developments on the outskirts of Cork city and properties in areas such as Carrigaline and Ballincollig are selling well, many buyers are now looking to buy in satellite towns.'
  17. 'To the original Witwatersrand was added an arc of satellite towns from the Far West Rand goldfields to the huge coal, electricity, and oil plants of the eastern Transvaal.'
  18. 'As people were encouraged to move out of the inner-city areas to satellite estates and towns, there were fewer individuals around who were willing and able to do the work necessary to erect the displays.'
  19. 'So the small satellite towns are now America's centre for crystal readers, bone throwers, residential therapies and self-help clinics.'
  20. 'The son of a bank clerk, he studied law and then made his fortune in the building industry, where he was involved in the construction of new satellite towns, notably in Milan during the 1970s.'
  21. 'This city with its outlying satellite towns may have a population touching 10 million people.'
  22. 'New suburbs appeared, as did a satellite town, Palmerston.'
  23. 'The son of a welder and a waitress, Benson was born in Detroit before the family moved to a satellite town of New Orleans.'
A portion of the DNA of a genome with repeating base sequences and of different density from the main sequence.

    More definitions

    1. Astronomy. a natural body that revolves around a planet; a moon.

    2. a country under the domination or influence of another.

    3. something, as a branch office or an off-campus facility of a university, that depends on, accompanies, or serves something else.

    4. an attendant or follower of another person, often subservient or obsequious in manner.

    5. a device designed to be launched into orbit around the earth, another planet, the sun, etc. adjective

    6. of, relating to, or constitu

    More examples(as adjective)

    "channels can be satellite from starts."

    "services can be satellite."

    "broadcasters can be satellite."

    "televisions can be satellite."

    "systems can be satellite."

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    Origin

    Mid 16th century (in the sense ‘follower, obsequious underling’): from French satellite or Latin satelles, satellit- ‘attendant’.