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terrestrial

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

(tĕ-ress -tree-ăl) Of, relating to, or similar to the planet Earth.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

terrestrial

[tə′res·trē·əl]
(science and technology)
Of or pertaining to the earth.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

terrestrial

Dealing with the earth. See terrestrial link.
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But an unforeseen circumstance, viz., 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.
The other, after a conscientious effort to build a terrestrial paradise out of the same materials, with the addition of a "grave and stately stork," spoils it all by blundering upon the ghastly truth at the last.
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.
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Globalstar,satellite IoT solutions provider has announced that it has received MSS (mobile satellite services) and terrestrial authorisations in South Africa, Mozambique, Gabon, and Rwanda.
According to the study published in the Journal of Trends in Plant Science, terrestrial plants are currently absorbing more CO2 than it released into the atmosphere through the combination of fire, decomposition, plant respiration, and human-related emissions.
Studying 147 extrasolar planetary systems with giant planets (with the parameters of these systems taken from NASA's exoplanet archive), Georgakarakos and colleagues found that, in most cases, the presence of "giant neighbors" would reduce a terrestrial planet's chances to remain habitable, even when the terrestrial planet is on a stable orbit.
A revolutionary feat when it launched in 1927, analogue terrestrial TV gave viewers a few basic sets of channels that were at first regulated by a government body, providing simple, low-quality picture to viewers through a square, ostentatious box.

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