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communications satellite

n
(Telecommunications) an artificial satellite used to relay radio, television, and telephone signals around the earth, usually in geostationary orbit

communica′tions sat`ellite


n.
a satellite designed to facilitate radio, telephone, and television communication by retransmitting the signals it receives while orbiting the earth.
[1960–65]

com·mu·ni·ca·tions satellite

(kə-myo͞o′nĭ-kā′shənz)
An artificial space satellite used to transmit signals, such as television and telephone signals, from one ground station to another.

communications satellite

An orbiting vehicle, which relays signals between communications stations. There are two types: a. active communications satellite--A satellite that receives, regenerates, and retransmits signals between stations; b. passive communications satellite--A satellite which reflects communications signals between stations. Also called COMSAT.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.communications satellite - an artificial satellite that relays signals back to earthcommunications satellite - an artificial satellite that relays signals back to earth; moves in a geostationary orbit
communication equipment, communication system - facility consisting of the physical plants and equipment for disseminating information
artificial satellite, orbiter, satellite - man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
satellite receiver - a receiver on a communications satellite
satellite transmitter - a transmitter on a communications satellite
Translations
قَمَر اًصْطِناعي للأتِّصالات
sdělovací/spojovací družice
kommunikationssatellit
telekomunikačná družica
haberleşme uydusu

communications satellite

nsatellite m per telecomunicazioni

communicate

(kəˈmjuːnikeit) verb
1. to tell (information etc). She communicated the facts to him.
2. to get in touch (with). It's difficult to communicate with her now that she has left the country.
comˌmuniˈcation noun
1. (an act, or means, of) conveying information. Communication is difficult in some remote parts of the country.
2. a piece of information given, a letter etc. I received your communication in this morning's post.
comˌmuniˈcations noun plural
means of sending messages or of transporting (eg troops and supplies).
comˈmunicative (-tiv) adjective
(negative uncommunicative) talkative; sociable. She's not very communicative this morning.
communication cord
a chain etc in a railway carriage, to be pulled in an emergency.
communiˈcations ˌsatellite noun
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