Definition of Terrestrial. Meaning of Terrestrial. Synonyms of Terrestrial

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Definition of Terrestrial

Terrestrial
Terrestrial Ter*res"tri*al, n. An inhabitant of the earth.
Terrestrial
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. 2. Representing, or consisting of, the earth; as, a terrestrial globe. ``The dark terrestrial ball.' --Addison. 3. Of or pertaining to the world, or to the present state; sublunary; mundane. Vain labors of terrestrial wit. --Spenser. A genius bright and base, Of towering talents, and terrestrial aims. --Young. 4. Consisting of land, in distinction from water; belonging to, or inhabiting, the land or ground, in distinction from trees, water, or the like; as, terrestrial serpents. The terrestrial parts of the globe. --Woodward. 5. Adapted for the observation of objects on land and on the earth; as, a terrestrial telescope, in distinction from an astronomical telescope. -- Ter*res"tri*al*ly, adv. -- Ter*res"tri*al*ness, n.

Meaning of Terrestrial from wikipedia

- Look up terrestrial in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Terrestrial refers to things related to land or the planet Earth. Terrestrial may also refer to:...
- Terrestrial ecosystems are ecosystems that are found on land. Examples include tundra, taiga, temperate deciduous forest, tropical rain forest, gr****land...
- Terrestrial animals are animals that live predominantly or entirely on land (e.g. cats, chickens, ants, spiders), as compared with aquatic animals, which...
- Terrestrial television or over-the-air television (OTA) is a type of television broadcasting in which the content is transmitted via radio waves from...
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (or simply E.T.) is a 1982 American science fiction film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison...
- A terrestrial planet, telluric planet, or rocky planet, is a planet that is composed primarily of silicate, rocks or metals. Within the Solar System,...
- Digital terrestrial television (DTTV, DTT, or DTTB) is a technology for terrestrial television where television stations broadcast television content...
- conservation. Terrestrial ecoregions are land ecoregions, as distinct from freshwater and marine ecoregions. In this context, terrestrial is used to mean...
- A terrestrial plant is a plant that grows on, in, or from land. Other types of plants are aquatic (living in or on water), epiphytic (living on other...
- lineages of crabs have evolved to live predominantly on land. Examples of terrestrial crabs are found in the families Gecarcinidae and Gecarcinucidae, as well...