Full record for terran adj.

Definition of or pertaining to the planet Earth or its inhabitants
OED requirements antedating 1881
Earliest cite W. D. Hay 'Three Hundred Years Hence'
Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for terran adj.

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1958 R. Silverberg Invaders from Earth (1987) xii. 113 Twenty minutes after he had left the Terran outpost he saw what could only be the alien village.
1962 M. Z. Bradley Planet Savers in Planet Savers/Sword of Aldones (1982) i. 8 During the last epidemic, a Terran scientist discovered a blood fraction containing antibodies against the fever.
1970 J. Blish Spock must Die! xiv. 106 A spot which represented the mightiest machine ever conceived by Terran humanity.
1978 G. Eklund Starless World i. 2 Mr. Spock, his Vulcan first officer, whose knowledge of Terran literature was immense.
1979 W. Breen Darkover Concordance 89/2 Matrix technology , use of matrixes by trained minds, mostly in Tower circles, to accomplish a variety of large-scale effects including, but not limited to, those achieved elsewhere by Terran technology‥. Even by the time of the Sharra Rebellion, technicians were no longer able to power aircraft as they had done when Kennard Alton was young.
1984 D. Duane My Enemy, my Ally i. 6 She had been distastefully fascinated to find the word's meaning rooted in some weird Terran story of twin brothers abandoned in the wild.
1984 D. Brin Practice Effect ii.vi.36 It would be too tempting to interpret what he saw in Terran terms.
1986 J.M. Dillard Mindshadow i. 8 Atmosphere oxygen-rich, Captain, slightly more than Terran standard.
1990 J. Tiptree, Jr. Color of Neanderthal Eyes 19 It has occurred to me that some Terran mammals, like rabbits, will give birth parthenogenetically if stimulated by saline water.
1992 M. Okrand Klingon Dictionary 13 The best way to learn to pronounce Klingon with no trace of a Terran or other accent is to become friends with a group of Klingons and spend a great deal of time socialising with them.
1992 Sci. Fiction Age Nov. 55/1 A group of cybernetic engineers,‥because of their connections with the Terran League, knew that their planet had been designated as a ‘strategic loss.’
1993 K. S. Robinson Red Mars iii. 120 So they had been on Mars for half a Martian year. Phyllis was using the calendar devised by planetary scientists; among the colonists it was becoming more common than the Terran system.
1993 K. S. Robinson Green Mars (new ed.) 13 Of course, all the genetic templates for our new biota are Terran; the minds designing them are Terran, but the terrain is Martian.
1993 K. S. Robinson Red Mars i. 9 When he says we will make an indigenous Martian culture, he only means some of the Terran cultures here will be promoted.
1993 K. S. Robinson Green Mars (new ed.) 195 It would be best if such a thin atmosphere had more than the Terran percentage of oxygen in it, but it could not be too much more of else fires might be hard to extinguish.
1993 K. S. Robinson Red Mars (1993) 8 John and Maya and their cluster of terran admirers were still there, talking animatedly. Conducting the business of the planet. Deciding the fate of Mars.
1995 A. Thomson Color of Distance (1999) x. 134 Only eight of them had word-equivalents in any of the Terran languages she knew.
1998 G. Cox Assignment: Eternity iii. 31 The first Terran prototypes were tested in Moscow.
2001 Locus June 25/2 The peculiar difficulties of alien/terran interaction seem to be a popular theme lately.