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
6 an inhabitant of the earth (C15: from Latin terrestris, from terra earth)
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
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
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