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EXTRATERRESTRIAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does extraterrestrial mean? 

EXTRATERRESTRIAL (noun)
  The noun EXTRATERRESTRIAL has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: EXTRATERRESTRIAL used as a noun is very rare.


EXTRATERRESTRIAL (adjective)
  The adjective EXTRATERRESTRIAL has 1 sense:

1. originating or located or occurring outside Earth or its atmosphere

  Familiarity information: EXTRATERRESTRIAL used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXTRATERRESTRIAL (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

extraterrestrial; extraterrestrial being; alien

Hypernyms ("extraterrestrial" is a kind of...):

hypothetical creature (a creature that has not been observed but is hypothesized to exist)


EXTRATERRESTRIAL (adjective)


Sense 1extraterrestrial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Originating or located or occurring outside Earth or its atmosphere

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

is there extraterrestrial life?

Pertainym:

Earth (the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on)


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