tellurian

adjective
tel·​lu·​ri·​an | \ tə̇|ˈu̇rēən, te|, |lˈyu̇- \

Definition of tellurian

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: of, relating to, or characteristic of the earth the newly discovered tellurian genus— T. H. Huxley great collective forces of instinct, resentment and tellurian inspiration— Jacques Maritain

tellurian

noun (1)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of tellurian (Entry 2 of 3)

: a dweller on the earth

tellurian

noun (2)
\ " \
variants: or tellurion \ " \
plural -s

Definition of tellurian (Entry 3 of 3)

: an apparatus to illustrate the causation of day and night by the rotation of the earth on its axis and the dependence of the seasons on the sun's declination

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History and Etymology for tellurian

Adjective

tellur- + -ian

Noun (2)

tellurian modification of New Latin tellurion; tellurion, New Latin, from tellur- + Greek -ion, diminutive suffix

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“Tellurian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tellurian. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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