extraterrestrial

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extra- +‎ terrestrial

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  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ˌɛkstrətɚˈɛstriəl/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɛk.stɹə.təˈɹɛst.ɹi.əl/
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  • Hyphenation: extra‧terrestrial

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extraterrestrial (comparative more extraterrestrial, superlative most extraterrestrial)

  1. Originating from outside of the Earth's atmosphere, from space, or from another planet; alien to Earth or its environment.

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extraterrestrial (plural extraterrestrials)

  1. A being originating from outside of the Earth's atmosphere, from space, or from another planet; an alien
    • 2012 May 24, Nathan Rabin, “Film: Reviews: Men In Black 3”, The Onion AV Club:
      Smith returns in Men In Black 3 as a veteran agent of a secret organization dedicated to policing the earth’s many extraterrestrials.

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