Definition of tellurian in English:


Syllabification: tel·lu·ri·an
Pronunciation: /təˈlo͝orēən


formal or • literary
  • Of or inhabiting the earth.


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  • An inhabitant of the earth.
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    • The amount of time for us ‘tellurians’ is determined by a piece of a path by which the Sun has traversed the sky.


mid 19th century: from Latin tellus, tellur- 'earth' + -ian.

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