antisatellite

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • anti-satellite

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ satellite

Adjective[edit]

antisatellite (not comparable)

  1. (military) Intended to destroy or incapacitate a satellite
    • 2007 January 20, Joseph Kahn, “China Shows Assertiveness in Weapons Test”, New York Times:
      The test of an antisatellite weapon last week, which Beijing declined to confirm or deny Friday despite widespread news coverage and diplomatic inquiries, was perceived by East Asia experts as China’s most provocative military action since it testfired missiles off the coast of Taiwan more than a decade ago.