from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A transmission path for the communication of signals and data from a communications satellite or other space vehicle to the earth and back.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The transmission of a signal from a satellite to a receiving station on earth; or the means of this transmission.
  • n. Transmission of data from a network, usually wireless, to the user.
  • v. To transmit a signal from a satellite to a terrestrial receiving station.


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