Associations to the word «Terrestrial»

Wiktionary

TERRESTRIAL, noun. (botany) A ground-dwelling plant.
TERRESTRIAL, noun. Alternative letter-case form of Terrestrial
TERRESTRIAL, adjective. Of, relating to, or inhabiting the land of the Earth or its inhabitants, earthly.
TERRESTRIAL, adjective. Of, relating to, or composed of land.
TERRESTRIAL, adjective. Living or growing in or on land (as opposed to other habitat); not aquatic, etc.
TERRESTRIAL, adjective. (astronomy) Of a planet, being composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals; see also terrestrial planet.
TERRESTRIAL, adjective. Concerned with the world or worldly matters.
TERRESTRIAL, adjective. (Mormonism) Of or pertaining to the second highest degree of glory.
TERRESTRIAL, adjective. (broadcasting) Broadcast using radio waves as opposed to satellite or cable.
TERRESTRIAL, noun. An inhabitant of the planet Earth.
TERRESTRIAL BRANCH, noun. An earthly branch.
TERRESTRIAL BRANCHES, noun. Plural of terrestrial branch
TERRESTRIAL PLANET, noun. Any planet of the solar system or any exoplanet which is "Earth-like" in the sense that it is composed primarily of metals and rock, in contrast to a planet which is a gas giant.
TERRESTRIAL PLANETS, noun. Plural of terrestrial planet
TERRESTRIAL TELESCOPE, noun. A telescope which, unlike most telescopes used for astronomical purposes, contains an arrangement of lenses presenting an erect (non-inverted) image to the observer, suitable for observation of objects on the Earth's surface.
TERRESTRIAL TELESCOPE, noun. (astronomy) An astronomical telescope which is physically located on the surface of the Earth, as distinct from a telescope located in outer space.

Dictionary definition

TERRESTRIAL, adjective. Of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air.
TERRESTRIAL, adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants; "planetary rumblings and eructations"- L.C.Eiseley ; "the planetary tilt"; "this terrestrial ball".
TERRESTRIAL, adjective. Operating or living or growing on land.
TERRESTRIAL, adjective. Concerned with the world or worldly matters; "mundane affairs"; "he developed an immense terrestrial practicality".
TERRESTRIAL, adjective. Of this earth; "transcendental motives for sublunary actions"; "fleeting sublunary pleasures"; "the nearest to an angelic being that treads this terrestrial ball".

Wise words

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Blaise Pascal