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    terrestrial - Dictionary definition and meaning for word terrestrial

    Definition
    (adj) of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air
    Synonyms : tellurian , telluric , terrene
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (adj) operating or living or growing on land Definition
    (adj) concerned with the world or worldly matters
    Synonyms : mundane
    Example Sentence
    • mundane affairs
    • he developed an immense terrestrial practicality
    Definition
    (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.

When we go on the terrace of a building we can see the full surrounding which is nothing but earth.

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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