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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or being a satellite that travels above earth's equator from west to east at an altitude of approximately 35,900 kilometers (22,300 miles) and at an angular speed matching that of the earth's rotation, thus remaining stationary as observed from any location on the earth's surface.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or being the orbit of such a satellite.

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  • adjective At a fixed distance in three dimensions relative to a particular point on the Earth's surface; generally only possible with orbital satellites.

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  • adjective of or having a geosynchronous orbit such that the position in such an orbit is fixed with respect to the earth

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