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Sput·nik

 (spo͝ot′nĭk, spŭt′-, spo͞ot′nyĭk)
n.
Any of a series of Soviet satellites sent into Earth orbit, especially the first, launched October 4, 1957.

[Russian sputnik (zemli), fellow traveler (of Earth) : so-, s-, together; see ksun in Indo-European roots + put', path, way; see pent- in Indo-European roots + -nik, n. suff.]

Sputnik

(ˈspʊtnɪk; ˈspʌt-)
n
(Astronautics) any of a series of unmanned Soviet satellites, Sputnik 1 (launched in 1957) being the first man-made satellite to orbit the earth
[C20: from Russian, literally: fellow traveller, from s- with + put path + -nik suffix indicating agent]

sput•nik

(ˈspʊt nɪk, ˈspʌt-)

n.
(sometimes cap.) any of a series of Soviet earth-orbiting satellites.
[1957; < Russian: satellite, traveling companion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sputnik - a Russian artificial satellitesputnik - a Russian artificial satellite; "Sputnik was the first man-made satellite to orbit the earth"
artificial satellite, orbiter, satellite - man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
Translations
spoutnik

sputnik

[ˈspʊtnɪk] Nsatélite m artificial

Sputnik

nSputnik m

sputnik

[ˈspʊtnɪk] nsputnik m inv
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