terrestrial
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /təˈɹɛstɹi.əl/
Noun

terrestrial (plural terrestrials)

  1. (botany) A ground-dwelling plant.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of Terrestrial#English|Terrestrial
Adjective

terrestrial (not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to, or inhabiting the land of the Earth or its inhabitants, earthly.
  2. Of, relating to, or composed of land.
    • 1997, New Scientist, issue 2096, Review: Cinderella's house
      Microorganisms are the Cinderellas of terrestrial ecology — the majority of the Earth's biomass, yet barely catalogued.
  3. Living or growing in or on land (as opposed to other habitat); not aquatic, etc.
    a terrestrial plant
  4. (astronomy) Of a planet, being composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals; see also terrestrial planet.
  5. Concerned with the world or worldly matters.
    • A genius bright and base, / Of towering talents, and terrestrial aims.
  6. (Mormonism) Of or pertaining to the second highest degree of glory.
  7. (broadcasting) Broadcast using radio waves as opposed to satellite or cable.
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  • Russian: земно́й
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Terrestrial
Noun

terrestrial (plural terrestrials)

  1. An inhabitant of the planet Earth.
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