衛星

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See also: 卫星

Chinese[edit]

 
to guard; to protect; to defend; surname
star; satellite; small amount
trad. (衛星/衞星) /
simp. (卫星)
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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

衛星

  1. (astronomy) satellite; moon
  2. man-made satellite
    衛星圖像 / 卫星图像  ―  wèixīng túxiàng  ―  satellite image
    衛星導航系統 / 卫星导航系统  ―  wèixīng dǎoháng xìtǒng  ―  satellite navigation system
  3. (by extension, chiefly Mainland China) hyperbolic, often extremely unrealistic claims or goals
    衛星 / 卫星  ―  fàng wèixīng  ―  to make an unrealistic statement

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
えい
Grade: 5
せい
Grade: 2
kan’on
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Etymology[edit]

(ei, to guard) +‎ (-sei, celestial body)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

衛星 (hiragana えいせい, rōmaji eisei, historical hiragana ゑいせい)

  1. a satellite (a body orbiting a larger one; man-made apparatus designed to be placed in orbit around a celestial body)

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References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

衛星 (wiseong) (hangeul 위성)

  1. Hanja form? of 위성 (satellite).

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Noun[edit]

衛星

  1. Hán tự form of vệ tinh (satellite).