dish aerial


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dish aerial

n
1. (Broadcasting) Formal name: parabolic aerial Often shortened to: dish a microwave aerial, used esp in radar, radio telescopes, and satellite broadcasting, consisting of a parabolic reflector
2. (Telecommunications) short for satellite dish aerial
Also called: dish antenna
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Noun1.dish aerial - directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiationdish aerial - directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
directional antenna - an antenna that transmits or receives signals only in a narrow angle
microwave radar, radar, radio detection and ranging, radiolocation - measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects
radio reflector, radio telescope - astronomical telescope that picks up electromagnetic radiations in the radio-frequency range from extraterrestrial sources
scanner - a radar dish that rotates or oscillates in order to scan a broad area