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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ter·res·tri·al /təˈrɛst(r)iəl; ˈrɛsʧəl, ˈrɛʃ-/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ter·res·tri·al a.
 1. Of or pertaining to the earth; existing on the earth; earthly; as, terrestrial animals. “Bodies terrestrial.”
 2. Representing, or consisting of, the earth; as, a terrestrial globe. “The dark terrestrial ball.”
 3. Of or pertaining to the world, or to the present state; sublunary; mundane.
    Vain labors of terrestrial wit.   --Spenser.
 A genius bright and base,
 Of towering talents, and terrestrial aims.   --Young.
 4. 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.   --Woodward.
 5. Adapted for the observation of objects on land and on the earth; as, a terrestrial telescope, in distinction from an astronomical telescope.
 -- Ter*res*tri*al*ly, adv. -- Ter*res*tri*al*ness, n.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ter·res·tri·al, n. An inhabitant of the earth.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the
             sea or air [syn: tellurian, telluric, terrene]
      2: 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" [syn: planetary]
      3: operating or living or growing on land [syn: land(a)]
         [ant: amphibious, aquatic]
      4: concerned with the world or worldly matters; "mundane
         affairs"; "he developed an immense terrestrial
         practicality" [syn: mundane]
      5: of this earth; "transcendental motives for sublunary
         actions"; "fleeting sublunary pleasures"; "the nearest to
         an angelic being that treads this terrestrial ball" [syn:
         sublunar, sublunary]