What Does Satellite Mean?

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The term satellite refers to a celestial body orbiting around a planet or star. It also refers someone or something attendant, subordinate, or dependent. The other meaning of satellite is an independent urban community situated near but not immediately adjacent to a large city.
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sat·el·lite
[sat-l-ahyt]
NOUN
1.
Astronomy a natural body that revolves around a planet; a moon.
2.
a country under the domination or influence of another.
3.
something, as a branch office or an off-campus facility of a university, that depends on, accompanies, or serves something else.
4.
an attendant or follower of another person, often subservient or obsequious in manner.
5.
a device designed to be launched into orbit around the earth, another planet, the sun, etc.
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A satellite is something that orbits around the Earth or the moon. A satellite can also be someone who follows another person around or follows an authoritative figure.
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