terraforming


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ter·ra·form

 (tĕr′ə-fôrm′)
tr.v. ter·ra·formed, ter·ra·form·ing, ter·ra·forms
To transform (a landscape) on another planet into one having the characteristics of landscapes on Earth.

[Latin terra, earth; see terrace + form.]

terraforming

(ˈtɛrəˌfɔːmɪŋ)
n
(Astronomy) planetary engineering designed to enhance the capacity of an extraterrestrial planetary environment to sustain life
[C20: from Latin terra earth + forming]
Translations
إعادة تأهيل
terraformace
Terraforming
maankaltaistaminen
terraformationterraforming
הארצה
テラフォーミング
테라포밍
terraformowanie
terraformação
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