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"terrestrial" in British English

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terrestrialadjective

uk   /təˈres.tri.əl/  us   /təˈres.tri.əl/
  • terrestrial adjective (EARTH)

formal relating to the earth
formal (of a planet) similar to Earth: the search for terrestrial planets
  • terrestrial adjective (ANIMALS)

specialized biology (of animals) living on the land rather than in the water or air
(Definition of terrestrial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"terrestrial" in American English

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terrestrialadjective [not gradable]

 us   /təˈres·tri·əl/
earth science relating to the planet earth, or living or existing on the land rather than in the sea or air: Newton investigated terrestrial and celestial motion. marine and terrestrial environments
(Definition of terrestrial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"terrestrial" in Business English

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terrestrialadjective

uk   us   /təˈrestriəl/
COMMUNICATIONS relating to television programmes that are not broadcast by cable or satellite: terrestrial TV
(Definition of terrestrial from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “terrestrial”
in Chinese (Simplified) 地球的, 与地球有关的…
in Turkish yeryüzüne ilişkin…
in Russian земной…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地球的, 與地球有關的…
in Polish ziemski…
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