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telluric1

[te-loo r-ik] /tɛˈlʊər ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the earth; terrestrial.
2.
of or proceeding from the earth or soil.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin tellūr- (stem of tellūs) earth + -ic

telluric2

[te-loo r-ik] /tɛˈlʊər ɪk/
adjective, Chemistry
1.
of or containing tellurium, especially in the hexavalent state.
2.
containing tellurium in a higher valence state than the corresponding tellurous compound.
Origin
1790-1800; tellur(ium) + -ic
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Examples for telluric
  • They need a better theoretical understanding of the processes that generate telluric waves.
  • No correction was yet been made for telluric features or residual fringing.
  • Natural electrical potentials can also occur due to telluric currents.
  • The larger influence of social, rather than telluric, environment suggests itself as the logical basis of the opinions.
British Dictionary definitions for telluric

telluric1

/tɛˈlʊərɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or originating on or in the earth or soil; terrestrial, esp in reference to natural electrical or magnetic fields
2.
(astronomy) (of spectral lines or bands) observed in the spectra of celestial objects and caused by oxygen, water vapour, and carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere
Word Origin
C19: from Latin tellūs the earth

telluric2

/tɛˈlʊərɪk/
adjective
1.
of or containing tellurium, esp in a high valence state
Word Origin
C20: from tellur(ium) + -ic
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Word Origin and History for telluric
adj.

"pertaining to Earth as a planet," 1836, from Latin tellurem "the earth" (see tellurian) + -ic.

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telluric in Medicine

telluric tel·lu·ric (tě-lur'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to Earth; terrestrial.

  2. Derived from or containing tellurium, especially with valence 6.

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