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SPUTNIK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sputnik mean? 

SPUTNIK (noun)
  The noun SPUTNIK has 1 sense:

1. a Russian artificial satellite

  Familiarity information: SPUTNIK used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SPUTNIK (noun)


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Meaning:

A Russian artificial satellite

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

Sputnik was the first man-made satellite to orbit the earth

Hypernyms ("sputnik" is a kind of...):

artificial satellite; orbiter; satellite (man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon)


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