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communications satellite: Meaning and Definition of

communica'tions sat"ellite

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an artificial earth satellite that facilitates communications, as radio, television, and telephone transmissions, by means of the reflection or the amplification and retransmission of signals between stations on earth or in space.
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