1 [te-loor-ik]

1830–40; < Latin tellūr- (stem of tellūs) earth + -ic Unabridged


2 [te-loor-ik]
adjective Chemistry.
of or containing tellurium, especially in the hexavalent state.
containing tellurium in a higher valence state than the corresponding tellurous compound.

1790–1800; tellur(ium) + -ic Unabridged
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telluric1 (tɛˈlʊərɪk)
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
[C19: from Latin tellūs the earth]

telluric2 (tɛˈlʊərɪk)
of or containing tellurium, esp in a high valence state
[C20: from tellur(ium) + -ic]

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telluric tel·lu·ric (tě-lur'ĭk)

  1. Of or relating to Earth; terrestrial.

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

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Example sentences
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.
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