an artificial earth satellite that facilitates communications, as radio, television, and telephone transmissions, by means of the reflection or the amplification and retransmission of signals between stations on earth or in space.
an artificial satellite used to relay radio, television, and telephone signals around the earth, usually in geostationary orbit
- Communications server
operating system IBM’s rebranding of ACF. (1999-01-20)
- Communications software
communications, software Application programs, operating system components, and probably firmware, forming part of a communication system. These different software components might be classified according to the functions within the Open Systems Interconnect model which they provide. Typical applications include a web browser, Mail User Agent, chat and telnet. (2001-03-18)
- Communication system
communications A system or facility for transfering data between persons and equipment. The system usually consists of a collection of individual communication networks, transmission systems, relay stations, tributary stations and terminal equipment capable of interconnection and interoperation so as to form an integrated whole. These individual components must serve a common purpose, be technically compatible, […]
noun 1. .