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tellurian

1

[ te-loor-ee-uhn ]

adjective

  1. of or characteristic of the earth or its inhabitants; terrestrial.


noun

  1. an inhabitant of the earth.

tellurian

2

[ te-loor-ee-uhn ]

noun

tellurian

/ tɛˈlʊərɪən /

adjective

  1. of or relating to the earth


noun

  1. (esp in science fiction) an inhabitant of the earth
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Word History and Origins

Origin of tellurian1

First recorded in 1780–90; from Latin tellūr- (stem of tellūs ) “earth” + -ian
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Word History and Origins

Origin of tellurian1

C19: from Latin tellūs the earth
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Example Sentences

Including the Tellurian and the Margonian, we now have forty-eight regions defined.

Truly you have made a notable achievement in science, Tellurian friends, and we congratulate you upon its accomplishment.

They have been in constant training ever since we left Tellus, and now they can stand as high an acceleration as a weak Tellurian.

They were asexual: sexless to a degree unapproached by any form of Tellurian life higher than the yeasts.

Another Arpalone appeared, indistinguishable to Tellurian eyes from any one of the others.

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