Definition of 'terrestrial'
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We are settling into life as an extra terrestrial. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The terrestrial broadcasters grew up controlling both their message and their means of distribution. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is some furious lobbying going on by the main terrestrial broadcasters to change government policy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What the terrestrial channels have done is to divert resources to their portfolios of digital channels. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The series may also be sold to terrestrial commercial broadcasters. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Some think the main terrestrial broadcasters have no automatic right to the extra capacity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Live football on terrestrial channels is largely unchanged. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The cost structure of terrestrial broadcasters will favour them in this competition. Television - policy and culture (1990)It has now begun working with terrestrial broadcasters and production companies. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Arrive dressed as an extra terrestrial and you'll get in free. The Sun (2009)An indigenous new comedy on a mainstream terrestrial channel, it was perfect. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The main terrestrial channels are now permitted to screen a total of 12 minutes of commercials an hour. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A terrestrial broadcaster willing to sit alongside the sport and promote it is a massive positive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The geographical proximity of European countries has permitted fewer channels for terrestrial broadcast services in a single country than elsewhere. Television - policy and culture (1990)This device has probably the widest range of options for streaming, including apps from all the main terrestrial broadcasters. Times, Sunday Times (2015)With terrestrial channels they might just watch it because it's on the main channels and they stumbled upon it. The Sun (2012)He's like an extra terrestrial. The Sun (2015)With the death of the plants the terrestrial food chain would collapse, and complex life would be wiped from the land. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)It was the most watched show of the day, and often had more viewers than all the other terrestrial channels combined. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What then would be the minimum modifications that would have to be imposed upon terrestrial life to enable us to make good nature's lack? Infinite in All Directions (1989)The last time that a terrestrial broadcaster bid for cricket was after the 2005 Ashes series. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This year Five is the worst-performing terrestrial channel. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Rugby still hasn't recovered all the viewers it lost when it all but abandoned terrestrial broadcasters in favour of Sky. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If life on Europa is found to be biologically akin to terrestrial life, the cosmic origin of all life will be firmly established. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'terrestrial'
British English: terrestrial ADJECTIVE
A terrestrial animal or plant lives on land or on the ground rather than in the sea, in trees, or in the air.
...terrestrial and aquatic fauna.
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Definition of terrestrial from the Collins English Dictionary
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