from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large satellite equipped to support a human crew and designed to remain in orbit around Earth for an extended period and serve as a base for launching exploratory expeditions, conducting research, repairing satellites, and performing other space-related activities.
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- n. a manned artificial satellite designed for long-term habitation, research etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a manned artificial satellite orbiting the earth designed for extended occupation and use by multiple crews in succession.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a manned artificial satellite in a fixed orbit designed for scientific research
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