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Terra

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Astronomy and Astrophysics.

A polar-orbiting satellite launched on 19 December 1999 by NASA and part of the Earth Observing System. The advanced instrumentation is specifically designed to obtain comprehensive data...

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<i>terra</i>

Edited by Trischa Mann.

in Australian Law Dictionary

January 2013; p ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 23 words.

(Latin) Land. Being on terra firma (Latin, firm land) is contrasted with being at sea; terra incognita is unknown (or

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<i>terra</i>

Edited by Audrey Blunden.

in Australian Law Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 23 words.

Land. Being on terra firma (Latin, firm land) is contrasted with being at sea; terra incognita is unknown (or unexplored)

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<i>terra</i>

Edited by Trischa Mann.

in Australian Law Dictionary

October 2017; p ublished online April 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 23 words.

Land. Being on terra firma (Latin, firm land) is contrasted with being at sea; terra incognita is unknown (or unexplored)

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terra

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

(Latin)

Land. Being on terra firma (Latin, firm land) is contrasted with being at sea; terra incognita is unknown (or unexplored) land.

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Terra

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 67 words.

Catalan and Portuguese: habitational name from any of the places called Terra either in Portugal or Catalonia, or topographic name

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terra

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 71 words.

Latin, = ‘land’.

terra firma dry land; the ground as distinct from the sea or air. Recorded from the early

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terra

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Astronomy and Astrophysics.

An extensive upland area on a planetary surface; pl.terrae. The name, which means ‘ground’ or ‘land’, is not a geological term, but is used in the nomenclature of individual features, for...

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Terra

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

< L. terra, “earth” the planet Earth. Compare Sol III, Tellus. 1871 see quote in Jovian.1900 G. Griffith Visit to Moon Pearson's Mag. Mar. 248 Well, after all, if you ...

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terra rubra

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

[Ar]

As terra nigra, but red in colour.

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terra cotta

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 20 words.

The noun is so written <a bust in terra cotta>, but the adjective is terra-cotta <a terra-cotta bust>.

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