Earth

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Earth's astronomical symbol
The Earth

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From Old English eorþe.

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Earth

  1. The third planet in order from the Sun, upon which humans live. Represented in astronomy and astrology by and .
    • 2013 May 11, “The climate of Tibet: Pole-land”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8835, page 80: 
      Of all the transitions brought about on the Earth’s surface by temperature change, the melting of ice into water is the starkest. It is binary. And for the land beneath, the air above and the life around, it changes everything.

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  • The word earth is capitalized to Earth when used in context with other celestial bodies.

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