Definition of "communications satellite" [communications satellite]
An artificial satellite used to aid telecommunications, as by reflecting or relaying a radio signal.(noun)
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Use "communications satellite" in a sentence
"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."