terrestrial

Definitions

  • Terrestrial Globe of Jodocus Hondius, 1600
    Terrestrial Globe of Jodocus Hondius, 1600
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj terrestrial operating or living or growing on land
    • adj terrestrial of this earth "transcendental motives for sublunary actions","fleeting sublunary pleasures","the nearest to an angelic being that treads this terrestrial ball"
    • adj terrestrial concerned with the world or worldly matters "mundane affairs","he developed an immense terrestrial practicality"
    • adj terrestrial 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"
    • adj terrestrial of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Terrestrial Globe of Jodocus Hondius, 1618 Terrestrial Globe of Jodocus Hondius, 1618
Terrestrial Globe of Willem Jansz. Blaeu, 1606 Terrestrial Globe of Willem Jansz. Blaeu, 1606
Terrestrial Globe of Willem Jansz. Blaeu, 1622 Terrestrial Globe of Willem Jansz. Blaeu, 1622
Terrestrial Globe of Willem Jansz. Blaeu, ca. 1640 Terrestrial Globe of Willem Jansz. Blaeu, ca. 1640
Terrestrial Globe of Peter Plancius, 1614 Terrestrial Globe of Peter Plancius, 1614
Terrestrial Globe of Isaac Habrecht, 1625 Terrestrial Globe of Isaac Habrecht, 1625
Terrestrial Globe of Mattheus Greuter, 1632 Terrestrial Globe of Mattheus Greuter, 1632
Terrestrial Globe of Mattheus Greuter, 1638 Terrestrial Globe of Mattheus Greuter, 1638

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Actress Debra Winger helped to perform the voice of E.T. in the movie ?E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)."
    • Terrestrial Adapted for the observation of objects on land and on the earth; as, a terrestrial telescope, in distinction from an astronomical telescope.
    • n Terrestrial An inhabitant of the earth.
    • Terrestrial 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. "The terrestrial parts of the globe."
    • Terrestrial Of or pertaining to the earth; existing on the earth; earthly; as, terrestrial animals. "Bodies terrestrial ."
    • Terrestrial Of or pertaining to the world, or to the present state; sublunary; mundane. "Vain labors of terrestrial wit.""A genius bright and base,
      Of towering talents, and terrestrial aims."
    • Terrestrial Representing, or consisting of, the earth; as, a terrestrial globe. "The dark terrestrial ball."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • terrestrial Of or pertaining to the earth; existing on the earth; earthly: opposed to celestial: as, terrestrial bodies; terrestrial magnetism.
    • terrestrial Representing or consisting of the earth: as, a or the terrestrial globe. See globe, 4.
    • terrestrial Pertaining to the world or to the present state; sublunary; worldly; mundane.
    • terrestrial Pertaining to or consisting of land, as opposed to water, or of earth.
    • terrestrial In zoology, living on the ground; confined to the ground; not aquatic, arboreal, or aërial; terricolous. Specifically— In ornithology, rasorial or cursorial; belonging to the Terrestres.
    • terrestrial In botany, growing on land, not aquatic; growing in the ground, not on trees.
    • n terrestrial An inhabitant of the earth.
    • n terrestrial plural In zoology: A section of the class Aves, the Terrestres.
    • n terrestrial The pulmonate gastropods.
    • n terrestrial A division of isopods.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Terrestrial te-res′tri-al pertaining to, or existing on, the earth: earthly: living on the ground: representing the earth
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Quotations

  • Ogden Nash
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    “There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. terrestris, from terra, the earth. See Terrace
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. terrestristerra, the earth.

Usage

In literature:

There were many stumbling-blocks in their terrestrial path, but they soared above them all to ultimate success.
"A Sweet Little Maid" by Amy E. Blanchard
Astronomy supplied cosmic backgrounds for terrestrial evolution and Physics became a kind of court of appeal for both.
"Modern Religious Cults and Movements" by Gaius Glenn Atkins
Farewell To This Terrestrial Sphere.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putman Serviss
For a moment a cloud covered the moon's face obscuring its view of things terrestrial.
"The Alchemist's Secret" by Isabel Cecilia Williams
Of course they'd need terrestrial animals, to find out what would poison a Terran!
"Ullr Uprising" by Henry Beam Piper
The guns would throw these shells to a distance of about seven terrestrial miles.
"A Honeymoon in Space" by George Griffith
They are gregarious and terrestrial, living in burrows, where they store provisions against inclement seasons.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
How many influences, hitherto undiscovered by our ruder senses, may be ever streaming toward us, and modifying every terrestrial action.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
Heat, light, electricity, terrestrial magnetism, do not exist as independent agents.
"The Arena" by Various
The young leaves the egg in the perfect condition, and at once leads a terrestrial life like its parents.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Many refused to receive these mementoes of their terrestrial life, and others denied having ever ordered the same.
"The English Spy" by Bernard Blackmantle
At first sight of the terrestrial ships they turned, and shot toward the guard-ships.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
Indeed, he seemed to gloat on the charms of those terrestrial deities with ecstacy!
"Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II." by Pierce Egan
His example is the transformation of aquatic into terrestrial animals.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
The moon is the center of our terrestrial individuality in the cosmos.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
I do not know whether you have tried that on Terrestrial animals or not.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
What more perfect idea of a terrestrial paradise would a thirsty mujick seek for than did these preparations afford him?
"Fred Markham in Russia" by W. H. G. Kingston
The second circle, that of felicity, is that which men are to pervade after they have passed through their terrestrial changes.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
One thing that lends a peculiar horror to a terrestrial battlefield was absent; there was no bloodshed.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putnam Serviss
School's not exactly a terrestrial paradise at present.
"The Youngest Girl in the Fifth" by Angela Brazil
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In poetry:

This was her birth-day here,
When summer's latest flowers
Were kindling to their flush and prime,
As if they felt how short the time
In these terrestrial bowers.
"Mrs. Margaret Walbridge," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
What shallow Guerdon of terrestrial Strife,
For him who quits this Donjon Keep of Life,
To read the World's expectant Epitaph:
"He left a handsome Widow in his Wife!"
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
Thy orchards, fields, and vineyards never mind;
Terrestrial riches ne'er too-highly prize,
Thou richer lands, and finer fruits shalt find,
And gardens much more fair in paradise.
"Another Conference Between The Devout Sick Man, And His Soul" by Rees Prichard
I am convinc'd with faith, which nought can move,
That all, who worthily their God adore,
Shall endless happiness enjoy above,
When this terrestrial scene shall be no more. Amen.
"The Creed" by Rees Prichard
Had I the ear of wombed souls
Ere their terrestrial chart unrolls,
And thou wert free
To cease, or be,
Then would I tell thee all I know,
And put it to thee: Wilt thou take Life so?
"To An Unborn Pauper Child" by Thomas Hardy
Away, intruders! — hark! a mighty sound!
Behold, a burst of light! — away, away!
A fearful glory fills the temple round,
A vision bright in terrible array!
And lo! a steed of no terrestrial frame, His path a whirlwind, and his breath a flame!
"Heliodorus In The Temple" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

This spectrum would replace the 1545-1555 MHz spectrum segment terrestrial purposes.
LightSquared has filed a Petition for Rulemaking asking the FCC to allocate the 1675-1680 MHz band for terrestrial mobile use.
RIM said Thursday morning its BlackBerry service had been restored to all terrestrial worlds after the worst outage ever.
Can Terrestrial Radio Thrive in the Digital Era.
The Extra-Terrestrial' as being cute and cuddly.
Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator, Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge contains vital habitat for polar bears who rely on the border of terrestrial and marine ecosystems.
We're used to hearing Ozzy Osbourne's many hits on the radio, both terrestrial and satellite.
Saying he's " skeptical ," about passage, the satellite radio and former terrestrial radio executive also believes it probably should be broadened to include terrestrial radio.
The analog cutoff is now less than one year away, and with that change will come new reception issues for terrestrial broadcast viewers.
"terrestrials, low water, summer fishing".
The photo comes courtesy of NASA's twin STEREO ( Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory ) spacecraft, which aligned exactly opposite each other around the sun to capture the image.
In 1975, he terrified an entire country with his motion picture "Jaws," then went on to delight the world with science fiction blockbusters "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial.
) And that indicator, the team reasoned, can be approximated by analyzing a given exoplanet's sun: the more thorium in the star, say, the more likely a terrestrial planet forme...
GCI (NASDAQ:GNCMA) announced today that it is moving ahead with the expansion of the TERRA terrestrial broadband network into Northwest Alaska.
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In science:

It the traditional theory, it is hard to explain the origin of terrestrial magnetism.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
But now, using the gravitational gauge theory, it is easy to explain the origin of terrestrial magnetism.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
Therefore, the origin of terrestrial magnetism is gravitational magnetic field.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
Successful solution of this problem would greatly contribute to our understanding of how terrestrial planets grow out of swarms of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks.
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
We should be able to measure unanticipated spectral signatures. A particularly interesting – but challenging – observation would be the detection of the “Vegetation Red Edge” (VRE), which occurs at 725 nm for terrestrial vegetation, but could be at a different wavelength for extrasolar vegetation.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
However, the design of a TEC should be optimized for the terrestrial planet program outlined above.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
The solution is iterated until the absolute fractional errors are less than 10−4 . A similar method was used by Strobel & McElroy (1970) for modeling the F2 layer in the terrestrial atmosphere.
Turbulence driven diffusion in protoplanetary disks - chemical effects in the outer disk
Terrestrial laboratory experiments are proposed to test some of these ideas.
Transitions between turbulent and laminar superfluid vorticity states in the outer core of a neutron star
Several of the effects explored in this paper have been studied in terrestrial laboratories.
Transitions between turbulent and laminar superfluid vorticity states in the outer core of a neutron star
However, the primary agenda is to succesfully observe them in terrestrial detectors.
Effect of Collective Flavor Oscillations on the Diffuse Supernova Neutrino Background
The building blocks of planets within the ‘terrestrial’ region of protoplanetary disks.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
Urey, H. C., The origin and development of the Earth and other terrestrial planets, Geochim.
Nature of Planetary Matter and Magnetic Field Generation in the Solar System
Wetherill, G. W., Formation of the terrestrial planets, Ann.
Nature of Planetary Matter and Magnetic Field Generation in the Solar System
The second scenario, highlighted in 7.2.2, visualizes the view of an observer on a small terrestrial globe.
Rotation in relativity and the propagation of light
Fig. 15. – Physical origin of the two images of a single ob ject such as a terrestrial globe at rest in the G¨odel Universe.
Rotation in relativity and the propagation of light
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