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remote sensing

the use of satellites to obtain pictures and information about the Earth


1 small or limited in size, area, or amount:
It's difficult trying to work in such a restricted space.


2 limited or controlled, especially by laws or rules:
Access to these premises is restricted.
Press freedom is severely restricted.


deep-rooted also deeply rooted
a deep-rooted habit, idea, belief etc is so strong in a person or society that it is very difficult to change or destroy it [↪ deep-seated]:
a deep-rooted suspicion of lawyers



spread over a wide area or over a long period of time


the part of a country that is near the sea

the eastern seaboard of the US


appearing to have a particular quality, when this may or may not be true [= apparently]:

The new minister was faced with a seemingly impossible task.


a piece of equipment used for discovering the presence of light, heat, movement etc

capteur (fr.)


[uncountable and countable noun]

an ability to do something well, especially because you have learned and practised it [↪ talent]:
Reading and writing are two different skills.
Many jobs today require computer skills.
skill in/at
He was valued for his skill in raising money for the company.
develop/acquire/learn a skill
opportunities to acquire new skills
with skill
The whole team played with great skill and determination.
technical/management/practical etc skill
the kinds of communication skills required of teachers
Students need to possess certainbasic skillsby the time they finish school.


beautiful and impressive [= magnificent]


[countable noun]

a line with irregular curves:

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