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

  • adj. 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 a speed matching that of Earth's rotation, thus remaining stationary in relation to Earth.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or being the orbit of such a satellite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. 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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