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Definition of Terrestrial


  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.
  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.
  5. Adapted for the observation of objects on land and on the earth; as, a terrestrial telescope, in distinction from an astronomical telescope.
  6. An inhabitant of the earth.
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Terrestrial Translations

terrestrial in Dutch is aards
terrestrial in French is terrestre
terrestrial in German is irdisch, irdisch, weltlich, Erd...
terrestrial in Italian is terreno
terrestrial in Spanish is terrenal, terrestre
terrestrial in Swedish is jordisk