Terrestrian

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Terrestrian (comparative more Terrestrian, superlative most Terrestrian)

  1. Of or relating to Earth or its inhabitants; of terrestrial origin.

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Terrestrian (plural Terrestrians)

  1. An inhabitant of Earth; a human.
    • 1930 Fall, Campbell, John Wood, “Black Star Passes”, in Amazing Stories Quarterly, volume 3, number 4, page 516:
      This rocket squad was composed almost solely of Terrestrians, for they were used to the greater gravity of Earth, and could stand greater acceleration than could Venerians.
    • 1950 November, Jones, Raymond Fisher, “Tools of the Trade”, in Astounding Science Fiction, volume 46, number 3, page 55:
      How would it look for the First Administrator to go limping around the galaxies explaining that he was behind schedule because his ship got wrecked on Sol III and the Terrestrians were incapable of matching his drives?

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