Share this entry

circumterrestrial Line breaks: cir¦cum|ter¦res|trial
Pronunciation: /səːkəmtəˈrɛstrɪəl/

Definition of circumterrestrial in English:


Moving or situated around the earth: circumterrestrial space
More example sentences
  • The Salyut and Mir orbital stations were part of a unique program for a stage-by-stage building of human presence in circumterrestrial space.
  • This one after the separation of the second stage should go in circular circumterrestrial orbit using its principal engine.
  • It is found that an impact by a Mars-sized body usually results in formation of a circumterrestrial disk rather than direct formation of a clump.

Definition of circumterrestrial in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day fortissimo
Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
(especially as a direction) very loud or loudly