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tellurian

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[ te-loor-ee-uhn ]
/ tɛˈlʊər i ən /
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adjective
of or characteristic of the earth or its inhabitants; terrestrial.
noun
an inhabitant of the earth.
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Origin of tellurian

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

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tellurian2
[ te-loor-ee-uhn ]
/ tɛˈlʊər i ən /

noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tellurian

tellurian
/ (tɛˈlʊərɪən) /

adjective
of or relating to the earth
noun
(esp in science fiction) an inhabitant of the earth

Word Origin for tellurian

C19: from Latin tellūs the earth
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