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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Satellites

    name given to the secondary bodies which revolve round the planets of the solar system, of which the Earth has one, Mars two, Jupiter four, Saturn eight, Uranus four, and Neptune is known to have at least one, as Venus is surmised to have.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. satellites

    Secondary planets or moons, which revolve about some of the primary planets. The moon is a satellite to the earth.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. satellites

    Were certain armed men, of whom mention is made in the history of Philip Augustus, king of France. The satellites of Philip Augustus were men selected from the militia of the country, who fought on foot and horseback. The servants or batmen who attended the military knights when they went into action were likewise called satellites, and fought in their defense mounted or on foot.

Editors Contribution

  1. satellites

    Plural form of satellite.

    There are a large number of satellites in orbit around the earth and each have a different function and purpose.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of satellites in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of satellites in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of satellites in a Sentence

  1. Amelia Carolina Sparavigna:

    Before software and satellites, we had to use traditional maps or plans, obtained after local surveying, and equations to determine the solar [angles] and draw them on maps. In fact, the use of satellites [makes] this work very fast and visually attractive.

  2. Marc Lessard:

    You can think of the satellites traveling through air pockets or bubbles [as being] similar to those in a lava lamp, as opposed to a smooth wave.

  3. Steve Jurvetson:

    If you're trying to put 4,000 satellites in orbit, one launch a month doesn't work.

  4. Trevor Hollingsbee:

    The advance of technology means the lines are blurring between civilian and military satellites, in some cases, the imagery from a modern civilian satellite is good enough for military use.

  5. Kim Il Sung:

    The satellites we are going to launch imminently are Earth observation satellites. We believe those satellites will be of much benefit to the national economy in general and improving the people's living standards in particular.

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