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noun satellite pronunciation in British English /ˈsætəlaɪt/
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pluralsatellites
  1. 1
    [countable] an object that is sent into space to travel round the Earth in order to receive and send information
    a spy/communications/weather satellite
    France was the third country to launch (=send into space) an artificial satellite.
    via satellite (=by satellite): We have pictures of the disaster live via satellite.
    by satellite: The new equipment will link vehicles by satellite to their office.

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