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tel·lu·ric

 (tĕ-lo͝or′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to Earth; terrestrial.
2. Derived from or containing tellurium, especially with valence 6.

telluric

(tɛˈlʊərɪk)
adj
1. (Geological Science) of, relating to, or originating on or in the earth or soil; terrestrial, esp in reference to natural electrical or magnetic fields
2. (Astronomy) astronomy (of spectral lines or bands) observed in the spectra of celestial objects and caused by oxygen, water vapour, and carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere
[C19: from Latin tellūs the earth]

telluric

(tɛˈlʊərɪk)
adj
(Elements & Compounds) of or containing tellurium, esp in a high valence state
[C20: from tellur(ium) + -ic]

tel•lu•ric1

(tɛˈlʊər ɪk)

adj.
1. pertaining or belonging to the earth; terrestrial.
2. of or proceeding from the earth or soil.

tel•lu•ric2

(tɛˈlʊər ɪk)

adj.
1. of or containing tellurium, esp. in the hexavalent state.
2. containing tellurium in a higher valence state than the corresponding tellurous compound.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.telluric - of or relating to or containing the chemical element tellurium
2.telluric - of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air

telluric

adjective
Relating to or characteristic of the earth or of human life on earth:
Translations

telluric

[tɛˈlʊərɪk] adj (frm) → tellurico/a
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He explained that although the telluric movement did not have a greater magnitude, it served as an essay to mobilize us in similar events.
In his contribution, Mazzotta examines the cliches the travellers used to relate to the region: how, for example, in the 19th century the geographical features of the territory cast on the visitors the paradoxical impression of being back to the Gothic North; or how, in the 20th century, different kinds of myths about the region--mostly related to legends of demonic and telluric forces of Greek heritage--were later embodied in the traditional figure of the brigand.
Gramalote was one of the most affected municipalities by the so called la nina phenomenon, since it suffered a disaster on account of an avalanche coming from a mountain close to the site, brought on by the telluric movement of a geological fault over which it was located and the constant raining that took place during the autumn-winter season of 2010.
The choice that faced the cannibalists was not so much between imported art and indigenous practice, or between cultural colonialism and native resistance, but between one version of nationalism, itself already saturated with European notions of the telluric and soon to prove all too amenable to the spurious nationalism of the Vargas regime, and another more nuanced sense of cultural autonomy that explored the cross-relationship of primitive Brazil with modernist Europe.
To estimate the indoor telluric gamma dose rate, multi-collocated cokriging was conducted on a 1 x 1 [km.
A person is conceived from a dreaming and, through childhood and early youth, becomes alienated from this telluric source or 'ground', having entered the female domain of pregnancy, childbirth and the cultivation of healthy children, together with associated ritual responsibilities to look after ('lift up') country.
The study's effect of the edaphic environment that allows the course of the telluric phase of the life cycle of the nematodes is demonstrated by Kandji et al.
Surface has also reflected a telluric dimension throughout her career.
The telluric and the technological, the sublime and the mundane, stand in a relationship that makes the seemingly overwhelming totality of the United States' space democratically available for contemplation by the reader.
Generally speaking, these revisions prompted a process of "re-essentialization" of Argentine identity among cultural nationalists, one which argued that "people who lived more closely to the soil were believed to be more authentic embodiments of the national being or ser nacional, while those who lived in urban centres were less affected by telluric forces .
For the nineteenth century, the concept of the indigenous as telluric and essential to national identity is defined within the costumbrista movement.
On the other hand, the territorial zone where this information was gathered has physical and environmental characteristics that do not necessarily appear in other zones of the country or of the world such as, for example, regions subjected to telluric conditions.