Terrestrially

terrestrial

[tuh-res-tree-uhl]
adjective
1.
pertaining to, consisting of, or representing the earth as distinct from other planets.
2.
of or pertaining to land as distinct from water.
3.
Botany.
a.
growing on land; not aquatic.
b.
growing in the ground; not epiphytic or aerial.
4.
Zoology. living on or in the ground; not aquatic, arboreal, or aerial.
5.
of or pertaining to the earth or this world; worldly; mundane.
noun
6.
an inhabitant of the earth, especially a human being.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin terrestri(s) pertaining to earth (derivative of terra earth) + -al1

terrestrially, adverb
nonterrestrial, adjective, noun
preterrestrial, adjective
superterrestrial, adjective
underterrestrial, adjective
unterrestrial, adjective


1. terrene. See earthly.


1. celestial.
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terrestrial (təˈrɛstrɪəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the earth
2.  of or belonging to the land as opposed to the sea or air
3.  (of animals and plants) living or growing on the land
4.  earthly, worldly, or mundane
5.  (of television signals) sent over the earth's surface from a transmitter on land, rather than by satellite
 
n
6.  an inhabitant of the earth
 
[C15: from Latin terrestris, from terra earth]
 
ter'restrially
 
adv
 
ter'restrialness
 
n

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terrestrial
early 15c., from L. terrestris "earthly," from terra "earth" (see terrain). Originally opposed to celestial; natural history sense of "living on land" is attested from 1630s. The noun meaning "a human being, a mortal" is recorded from 1590s.
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terrestrial   (tə-rěs'trē-əl)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Relating to Earth or its inhabitants.

  2. Relating to, living on, or growing on land.


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