Definition of Extraterrestrial

1. Noun. A form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere.

Exact synonyms: Alien, Extraterrestrial Being
Generic synonyms: Hypothetical Creature
Derivative terms: Alien



2. Adjective. Originating or located or occurring outside Earth or its atmosphere. "Is there extraterrestrial life?"
Partainyms: Earth

Definition of Extraterrestrial

1. Adjective. Originating from outside of the Earth's atmosphere, from space, or from another planet; alien to Earth or its environment. ¹

2. Noun. A being originating from outside of the Earth's atmosphere, from space, or from another planet; an alien ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Extraterrestrial

extrastaminal
extrastapedial
extrastatutory
extrastriatal
extrastriate
extrasyllabic
extrasyllabicity
extrasynaptic
extrasystole
extrasystoles
extrasystolia
extrasystolias
extrasystolic
extratarsal
extratemporal
extraterrestrial (current term)
extraterrestrial being
extraterrestrial environment
extraterrestrial object
extraterrestrially
extraterrestrials
extraterritorial
extraterritoriality
extraterritorially
extratextual
extratextuality
extrathoracic
extrathymic
extrathymically
extrathyroidal hypermetabolism

Literary usage of Extraterrestrial

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1. Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing As a Process by Carol B. Olson (1996)
"Here are some suggestions for prompts that enrich the extraterrestrial ... Describe the experience with the extraterrestrial from the point of view of the ..."

2. How to Make the Most of a Flying Saucer Experience by Professor Solomon (1998)
"The extraterrestrial Life Debate Are there really beings like ourselves throughout the Universe? Only in recent centuries has the idea become respectable. ..."

3. Exploring Organic Environments in the Solar System by National Research Council (U.S.) (2007)
"L. Becker, RJ Poreda, and TE Bunch, "Fullerenes: An extraterrestrial Carbon Carrier Phase for Noble Gases," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ..."

4. Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions by William D. Compton (1996)
"We can conceive of no more tragically ironic consequence of our search for extraterrestrial life. Acknowledging that scientists by no means unanimously ..."

5. The Roswell Report: Fact Vs. Fiction in the New Mexico Desertby Richard L. Weaver by Richard L. Weaver (1997)
"Most versions now claim that there were two crash sites where debris was recovered, and at the second site, alleged bodies of extraterrestrial aliens were ..."

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