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Dictionary definition for: Terrestrial

1. (a) of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air

2. (a) of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants; "planetary rumblings and eructations"- L.C.Eiseley ; "the planetary tilt" "this terrestrial ball"

3. (a) operating or living or growing on land

4. (s) concerned with the world or worldly matters; "mundane affairs" "he developed an immense terrestrial practicality"

5. (s) of this earth; "transcendental motives for sublunary actions" "fleeting sublunary pleasures" "the nearest to an angelic being that treads this terrestrial ball"

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