from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An artificial satellite used to aid telecommunications, as by reflecting or relaying a radio signal.
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- n. an artificial satellite that relays signals back to earth; moves in a geostationary orbit
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The call had relayed through a communications satellite then covering an area two time zones away; beyond that, he had been able to find one relay, a surface installation near a town named, with no originality at all, Pittville, presumably for the nearby pit mine.