Astronomy A celestial body that orbits a planet; a moon. (noun)
Aerospace An object launched to orbit Earth or another celestial body. (noun)
A nation dominated politically and economically by another nation. (noun)
An urban or suburban community located near a big city. (noun)
One who attends a powerful dignitary; a subordinate. (noun)
A subservient follower; a sycophant. (noun)
Genetics A short segment of a chromosome separated from the rest by a constriction, typically associated with the formation of a nucleolus. (noun)
Microbiology A colony of microorganisms whose growth in culture medium is enhanced by certain substances produced by another colony in its proximity. (noun)
Examples of word satellite
However, we tend to use the word satellite to mean the man-made objects that are sent into space on a rocket to perform certain tasks, such as navigation, weather monitoring, or communication.
The term satellite is also used to describe man-made devices of any size that are launched into orbit.
North Korea made a similar claim in 1998 when it launched what it called a satellite but U.S. officials considered its Taepodong-1 missile.
PYONGYANG/BEIJING, March 9 (AP) - (Kyodo)—North Korea warned Monday that any move to intercept what it calls a satellite launch and what other countries suspect may be a missile test-firing would result in a counterstrike against the countries trying to stop it.
Fuelling the fire, North Korea's preparations for what it calls the satellite launch.