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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.
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terrestrial

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

Dealing with the earth. See terrestrial link.
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(49) The saturation point depends upon the numbers of both space-based and terrestrially based interceptors deployed.
When the Independent Television Commission granted the broadcaster its licence, it was accepted that the channel would not be able to be broadcast terrestrially to 100pc of the UK because the UK's frequency spectrum does not have sufficient space available.
We believe that our soil temperatures reflect the thermal conditions encountered by at least some terrestrially hibernating turtles for two reasons.
Such weapons have the advantage of targeting anywhere in the world more quickly than terrestrially based alternatives, but this benefit may disappear if we compare them to land-based global-artillery concepts (e.g., the Slingatron, Blast Wave Accelerator, or guns of Gerald Bull) rather than to air-launched kinetic weapons.
It was found in growing terrestrially amidst rock outcrops in more or less open and sun-exposed areas.
Likewise, permanent lethal effects would be required only when terrestrially based solutions cannot effectively meet the needs of the military and the nation.
"Survivor II" airs terrestrially in Singapore and Hong Kong.
This is just by way of a tribute to McCoy - not for his big-race wins, his emotional Grand National, his terrestrially televised Saturday afternoon displays in the depths of winter, but just for the intensity he brings to his work every day - even when few are paying attention.
In Bahia, it was growing terrestrially on sandy soils, forming small populations protected by shruby vegetation.
Two subcategories of facilities--satellite [C.sup.2] sites (including remote tracking antennas) and spaceports--are terrestrially based and, therefore, targetable by traditional weaponry.
When the switchover takes place in mid-2002, the number of channels broadcast terrestrially supposedly will leap from seven to 36.