Definition of downlink in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdounliNGk/


A telecommunications link for signals coming to the earth from a satellite, spacecraft, or aircraft.
Example sentences
  • The IRD is one type of receiver for modulated signals arriving on a satellite downlink.
  • Founded in 1982, ERI develops and produces unique interference mitigation products to enhance the reception and use of Global Positioning System navigation and satellite downlinks by military and commercial customers.
  • To determine a spacecraft's position in space, NASA generally uses a downlink, or radio signal from the spacecraft to a radio dish in the Deep Space Network of ground receivers.


[with object]
Relay to the earth (a telecommunications signal or the information it conveys): any TV station can downlink just about any game
More example sentences
  • Reliably downlinking that amount of information will require a new approach, Mandl noted.
  • They'd blown a fortune downlinking the relays to ground-level stations with omnidirectional antennae.
  • In medium rate, all real-time science telemetry can be downlinked during station passes.

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Syllabification: down·link

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