from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dish antenna used to receive and transmit signals relayed by satellite.
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- n. A parabolic antenna designed to receive microwaves from communications satellites, which transmit data transmissions or broadcasts, such as satellite television.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a dish antenna used to receive signals from or to transmit signals to a satellite which transmits or receives radio signals. In most common usage, it refers to small dish antennas used to receive television programs broadcast from geostationary satellites.
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The satellite dish and the towers share the Dobo skyline with palm trees, and the entire town seems to cover little more than the same narrow arm of coral sand as described in The Malay Archipelago.
Thus, the thought of having a hand-size satellite dish receiving over 100 channels from a high-powered satellite transponder for a price significantly less than what is being paid for current cable service is very appealing.
I’m going to buy a little house with a porch in front, and maybe a stream running through the backyard, and I’m going to put a satellite dish on the roof so I can watch all of Dante’s games.
And it's a pricey treasure hunt – satellite dish arrays, huge transceivers, millions in salaries to scientists who sit in the dark and listen to blank tape.