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tellurian

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

Definition of tellurian

: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

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Origin and Etymology of tellurian

tellur- + -ian


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tellurian

noun \ " \

Definition of tellurian

plural -s
:a dweller on the earth

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tellurian

noun \ " \
variants: or tellurion \"\

Definition of tellurian

plural -s
: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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Origin and Etymology of tellurian

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


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