terrestrial


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to terrestrial: Terrestrial radio

terrestrial

(of animals and plants) living or growing on the land

terrestrial

(tĕ-ress -tree-ăl) Of, relating to, or similar to the planet Earth.

terrestrial

[tə′res·trē·əl]
(science and technology)
Of or pertaining to the earth.

terrestrial

Dealing with the earth. See terrestrial link.
References in classic literature ?
the detonation produced by the Columbiad, had the immediate effect of troubling the terrestrial atmosphere, by accumulating a large quantity of vapor, a phenomenon which excited universal indignation, for the moon was hidden from the eyes of the watchers for several nights.
Of terrestrial mammals, there is only one which must be considered as indigenous, namely, a mouse (Mus Galapagoensis), and this is confined, as far as I could ascertain, to Chatham Island, the most easterly island of the group.
We shall hereafter see this law of aquatic forms, whether marine or freshwater, being less peculiar at any given point of the earth's surface than the terrestrial forms of the same classes, strikingly illustrated in the shells, and in a lesser degree in the insects of this archipelago.
each other in general form, one being terrestrial and the other aquatic.
I noticed that its iron plates, slightly overlaying each other, resembled the shell which clothes the bodies of our large terrestrial reptiles.
Palestine, Iraq and Egypt lead in the number of terrestrial TV stations, hosting 59.
The Terrestrial TV sector in the Arab world has remained static with governments mainly in charge, according to a new report.
The boom in the supply of free to air satellite TV channels in the Arab World has reduced the audiences for terrestrial TV.
l) today announced that it has been awarded orders for the supply of digital terrestrial TV transmitters from Korean Broadcasting Systems ("KBS") and 5 private broadcasting stations.
Home appliance makers are set to capitalize on new demand for television sets that will be created as terrestrial digital broadcasts become available outside Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya from Friday.
Ltd, has chosen the NXT2004 VSB/QAM Receiver and the NXT6000 DVB-T Receiver for its latest generation of digital terrestrial tuners.

Full browser ?