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terrestrial

  

      adj  
1    of or relating to the earth  
2    of or belonging to the land as opposed to the sea or air  
3    (of animals and plants) living or growing on the land  
4    earthly, worldly, or mundane  
5    (of television signals) sent over the earth's surface from a transmitter on land, rather than by satellite  
      n  
6    an inhabitant of the earth  
     (C15: from Latin terrestris, from terra earth)  
  terrestrially      adv  
  terrestrialness      n  


terrestrial guidance  
      n   a method of missile or rocket guidance in which the flight path is controlled by reference to the strength and direction of the earth's gravitational or magnetic field  
   Compare       inertial guidance  
terrestrial telescope  
      n   a telescope for use on earth rather than for making astronomical observations. Such telescopes contain an additional lens or prism system to produce an erect image  
   Compare       astronomical telescope  
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n.
a body part is a part of a human body, usually one that has been cut or torn from the body in a violent incident (such as an accident, an explosion, etc)

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