AskDefine | Define Terran

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  1. of Earth; of terrestrial origin


  1. an inhabitant of Earth; a human


an inhabitant of Earth

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Extensive Definition

Terran is a term commonly associated in science fiction with humans.

Etymological timeline

  • circa 1300, from the Middle English terrene, "belonging to this world, earthly, secular, temporal"
  • 1635: "of the Earth as a planet"
  • 1881, from the Latin terra in science fiction: "of or pertaining to the planet Earth"
  • 1953, as a noun: "inhabitant of the Earth"

Other uses

It may also refer to:
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In other
Terran in German: Terraner
Terran in Korean: 테란 (동음이의)
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