Geosynchronous Definition

jēō-sĭngkrə-nəs, -sĭn-
adjective
Of, relating to, or being an orbit that has a period of one sidereal day.
American Heritage
Geostationary.
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Refers to the orbit of a satellite whose rate of revolution is matched to the rotation period of the Earth. A special case is the geostationary orbit which is is circular and equatorial, so that the satellite appears to be fixed over a particular point on Earth's sky.

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