Terrestrial refers to things having to do with the land or the Earth.

Related terms

* Extra Terrestrial, the sloven hore next door
* Terrestrial animal, an animal that lives on the land, as opposed to in water, air, or in the trees
* Terrestrial plant, a plant that grows on land rather than in water or on rocks or trees
* Terrestrial planet, a planet that is primarily composed of silicate rocks. These planets go from Mercury to Mars. They are very small compared to the Jovian planets. They all have an iron core and contain not much gas
* Terrestrial ecoregion, land ecoregions, as distinct from freshwater ecoregions and marine ecoregions
* Terrestrial radio, radio signals received through a conventional aerial, as opposed to Satellite radio
* Terrestrial television, television signals received through a conventional aerial
* Terrestrial Trunked Radio, a specialist walkie talkie standard used by police departments, fire departments, ambulance services and the military

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  • Terrestrial — Ter*res tri*al, a. [L. terrestris, from terra the earth. See {Terrace}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the earth; existing on the earth; earthly; as, terrestrial animals. Bodies terrestrial. 1 Cor. xv. 40. [1913 Webster] 2. Representing, or consisting… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • terrestrial — ter‧res‧tri‧al [təˈrestriəl] adjective TELECOMMUNICATIONS terrestrial televisions, networks etc operate on earth using radio waves, and not from a satellite: • terrestrial television channels * * * terrestrial UK US /təˈrestriəl/ adjective ►… …   Financial and business terms

  • terrestrial — [tə res′trē əl] adj. [ME terrestrialle < L terrestris < terra,TERRA] 1. of this world; worldly; earthly; mundane 2. of, constituting, or representing the earth [a terrestrial globe] 3. consisting of land as distinguished from water 4.… …   English World dictionary

  • Terrestrial — Ter*res tri*al, n. An inhabitant of the earth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • terrestrial — index mundane Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • terrestrial — early 15c., from L. terrestris earthly, from terra earth (see TERRAIN (Cf. terrain)). Originally opposed to celestial; natural history sense of living on land is attested from 1630s. The noun meaning a human being, a mortal is recorded from 1590s …   Etymology dictionary

  • terrestrial — *earthly, earthy, mundane, worldly, sublunary Antonyms: celestial …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • terrestrial — [adj] earthly earthbound, earthlike, earthy, global, mundane, physical, profane, prosaic, secular, sublunary, subsolar, telluric, temporal, terrene, uncelestial, unspiritual, worldly; concept 536 Ant. cosmic, heavenly, otherworldly …   New thesaurus

  • terrestrial — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of, on, or relating to the earth or dry land. 2) (of an animal or plant) living on or in the ground. 3) (of television broadcasting) using ground based equipment rather than a satellite. ► NOUN ▪ an inhabitant of the earth.… …   English terms dictionary

  • terrestrial — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin terrestris, from terra earth more at terrace Date: 15th century 1. a. of or relating to the earth or its inhabitants < terrestrial magnetism > b. mundane in scope or character ; prosaic 2. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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