Terrestrial

Definition of Terrestrial

Ter`res´tri`al
a.1.Of or pertaining to the earth; existing on the earth; earthly; as, terrestrial animals.
2.Representing, or consisting of, the earth; as, a terrestrial globe.
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.
n.1.An inhabitant of the earth.

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