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Terrestrial GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Terrestrial GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/təˈres.tri.əl/ (adj)


of the planet Earth or related to it, earthbound, worldly, sublunary, telluric, mundane, terrene, tellurian – (of animals) living on the land and not in the sea, land, land-dwelling, continental


A terrestrial planet, telluric planet, or rocky planet is a planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals. Within the Solar System, the terrestrial planets accepted by the IAU are the inner planets closest to the Sun, i.e. Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Among astronomers who use the geophysical definition of a planet, the Moon, Io and Europa may also be considered terrestrial planets. The terms “terrestrial planet” and “telluric planet” are derived from Latin words for Earth (Terra and Tellus), as these planets are, in terms of structure, Earth-like. These planets are located between the Sun and the asteroid belt.




Parts of speech

Adverb: terrestrially

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