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Samos Tweet Definition of Samos Like Definition of Samos on Facebook
noun 
  1. A city and an island in the eastern part of the Aegean.
  2. A prefecture in the eastern part of the Aegean that includes the island along with the islands of Icaria and Fourni.
     
satellite Tweet Definition of satellite Like Definition of satellite on Facebook
noun 
  1. Object orbiting a celestial object.
The moon is a natural of the Earth.
Many telecommunication satellites orbit at 36000km above the equator.
adjective 
  1. Transmitted via a radio signal from an artifical satellite.
satellite TV
satellite phone
     
skylab Tweet Definition of skylab Like Definition of skylab on Facebook
noun 
  1. An outer space laboratory.
     
SMS Tweet Definition of SMS Like Definition of SMS on Facebook
noun 
  1. A text message sent on a cell phone.
verb (SMS, es)
  1. To send a message on a cell phone.
I SMSed him and asked why he is late.
  1. To exchange messages, chat, on a cell phone.
I can't talk to her, she is too busy SMSing her friends.
     
soft Tweet Definition of soft Like Definition of soft on Facebook
adjective ((compar): softer, (superl): softest)
  1. Giving way under pressure.
My head sank easily into the soft pillow.
  1. (context, of cloth or similar material) Smooth and flexible.
Polish the silver with a soft cloth to avoid scratching.
  1. Gentle.
There was a soft breeze blowing.
  1. (context, of a sound) Quiet.
I could hear the soft rustle of the leaves in the trees.''
  1. (linguistics) voiced, sonant
DH represents the voiced (soft) th of English these clothes. " w:The Lords of the Rings, The Lord of the Rings, w:J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien
  1. (linguistics) (rare) voiceless
  2. (linguistics) palatalized
  3. Lacking strength or resolve.
When it comes to drinking, Wessel is as soft as they come.
  1. (context, of water) Low in dissolved calcium compounds.
You won't need as much soap, as the water here is very soft.
  1. (Northern British, colloquial) Foolish.
     
spaceborne Tweet Definition of spaceborne Like Definition of spaceborne on Facebook
adjective 
  1. operating, or travelling in space
     
space capsule Tweet Definition of space capsule Like Definition of space capsule on Facebook
noun 
  1. A vehicle (or a compartment of a vehicle) designed to transport, and provide life support for people in space, and during reentry through the Earth's atmosphere
     
spaceport Tweet Definition of spaceport Like Definition of spaceport on Facebook
noun 
  1. A site for launching spacecraft.
     
space probe Tweet Definition of space probe Like Definition of space probe on Facebook
noun 
  1. An unmanned space vehicle designed to voyage beyond Earth orbit
     
space science Tweet Definition of space science Like Definition of space science on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any scientific discipline concerned with the study of phenomena occurring in space, or with space flight
     
Space Shuttle Tweet Definition of Space Shuttle Like Definition of Space Shuttle on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A space transportation system (STS) developed by NASA. Consisting of a reusable, winged orbiter (what most people think of as the "Space Shuttle"), a set of recoverable booster rockets, and a fuel tank.
     
space station Tweet Definition of space station Like Definition of space station on Facebook
noun 
  1. a manned artificial satellite designed for long-term habitation, research etc.
     
space travel Tweet Definition of space travel Like Definition of space travel on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, space exploration)
  1. travel through space in order to visit and explore other worlds
     
synchronous Tweet Definition of synchronous Like Definition of synchronous on Facebook
adjective 
  1. At the same time, at the same frequency.
     

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