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terrestrial - Dictionary definition and meaning for word terrestrial

(adj) of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air
Synonyms : tellurian , telluric , terrene

(adj) of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants
Synonyms : planetary
Example Sentence
  • planetary rumblings and eructations
  • the planetary tilt
  • this terrestrial ball

(adj) operating or living or growing on land
(adj) concerned with the world or worldly matters
Synonyms : mundane
Example Sentence
  • mundane affairs
  • he developed an immense terrestrial practicality

(adj) of this earth
Synonyms : sublunar , sublunary
Example Sentence
  • transcendental motives for sublunary actions
  • fleeting sublunary pleasures
  • the nearest to an angelic being that treads this terrestrial ball

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for terrestrial

Terrestrial which is pertaining to the earth is the opposite of Celestial or Astral which refer to the stars and the constellation.
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When we go on the terrace of a building we can see the full surrounding which is nothing but earth.
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Darwin Can't Solve the problem :: 'Human and Monkey are similar but why human are terrestrial and why Monkeys are arborial'
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