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terrestrialadjective [not gradable]

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

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terrestrialadjective

uk   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 ​landrather than in the ​water or ​air

terrestrial adjective (TELEVISION)

UK (US broadcast) Terrestrial ​television channels are broadcast from ​stations on the ​ground and do not use satellites.
(Definition of terrestrial from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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terrestrialadjective

uk   us   /təˈrestriəl/
COMMUNICATIONS relating to ​televisionprogrammes 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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