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satellite


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Satellite  \Sat"el*lite\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  satelles  -itis,  an 
  attendant.] 
  1.  An  attendant  attached  to  a  prince  or  other  powerful 
  person;  hence  an  obsequious  dependent.  ``The  satellites 
  of  power.''  --I.  Disraeli 
 
  2.  (Astron.)  A  secondary  planet  which  revolves  about  another 
  planet;  as  the  moon  is  a  satellite  of  the  earth.  See 
  {Solar  system},  under  {Solar}. 
 
  {Satellite  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  handsome  European  noctuid  moth 
  ({Scopelosoma  satellitia}). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Satellite  \Sat"el*lite\,  a.  (Anat.) 
  Situated  near  accompanying;  as  the  satellite  veins,  those 
  which  accompany  the  arteries. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  satellite 
  adj  :  surrounding  and  dominated  by  a  central  authority  or  power; 
  "a  city  and  its  satellite  communities" 
  n  1:  a  man-made  object  that  orbits  around  the  earth  [syn:  {artificial 
  satellite}] 
  2:  a  person  who  follows  or  serves  another  [syn:  {planet}] 
  3:  any  celestial  body  orbiting  around  a  planet  or  star 
  v  :  broadcast  or  disseminate  via  satellite 




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