terrestrial

  • 1Terrestrial — 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… …

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  • 2Terrestrial — 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 …

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  • 3terrestrial — 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 ►… …

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  • 4terrestrial — [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.… …

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  • 5Terrestrial — Ter*res tri*al, n. An inhabitant of the earth. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6terrestrial — index mundane Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7terrestrial — 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 …

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  • 8terrestrial — *earthly, earthy, mundane, worldly, sublunary Antonyms: celestial …

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  • 9terrestrial — [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 …

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  • 10terrestrial — ► 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.… …

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  • 11terrestrial — 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 …

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  • 12terrestrial — adj. & n. adj. 1 of or on or relating to the earth; earthly. 2 a of or on dry land. b Zool. living on or in the ground (opp. AQUATIC, ARBOREAL, AERIAL). c Bot. growing in the soil (opp. AQUATIC, EPIPHYTIC). 3 Astron. (of a planet) similar in size …

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  • 13terrestrial — [[t]tɪre̱striəl[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A terrestrial animal or plant lives on land or on the ground rather than in the sea, in trees, or in the air. [TECHNICAL] Terrestrial and aquatic fauna may sometimes be found resting together under a loose&#8230; …

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  • 14terrestrial — eyepiece eye piece eye piece eye piece , n. (Opt.) The lens, or combination of lenses, at the eye end of a microscope, telescope or other optical instrument, through which the image formed by the mirror or object glass is viewed. Syn: ocular.&#8230; …

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  • 15terrestrial — 1. noun a) An inhabitant of the planet Earth. b) A ground dwelling plant. Syn: earthling, Earthman, Earthwoman, tellurian …

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  • 16terrestrial — adj. Terrestrial is used with these nouns: ↑channel, ↑mammal, ↑radio, ↑television …

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  • 17terrestrial —    Living on land. Not to be confused with epigean. Terrestrial cave animals include blind beetles, rnillipedes, spiders, and crickets [23]. See also aquatic …

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  • 18terrestrial — ter|res|tri|al [tıˈrestriəl] adj [usually before noun] technical [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: terrestris, from terra; TERRACE] 1.) relating to the Earth rather than to the moon or other ↑planets →↑extraterrestrial2 2.) living on or relating …

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  • 19terrestrial — adjective technical 1 connected with the Earth rather than with the moon or other planets see also: extraterrestrial 2 2 living on or connected with land rather than water 3 terrestrial TV/broadcasting/channels etc TV etc that is broadcast from&#8230; …

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  • 20terrestrial — UK [təˈrestrɪəl] / US adjective 1) existing on the Earth, or happening on the Earth, instead of in the sky or sea. Things that are from other planets are extraterrestrial. 2) terrestrial television consists of programmes that are not broadcast by …

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