Terran

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:

In fiction:
* Galactic Terran-Vasudan Alliance, a fictional galactic government in the "FreeSpace" series.
* Terran ("StarCraft"), the name given to the humans in the "StarCraft" science fiction series.
* Terran Alliance, a fictional governing organization in the "Battle Opera Gunmech" universe.
* Terran Confederation, the primary human government in the "Wing Commander" science fiction series.
* Terran Empire, a government in the 1967 "Star Trek" episode "Mirror, Mirror".
* Terran Federation, a government in the 1959 science fiction novel "Starship Troopers".
* Terran Federation ("Blake's 7"), a government in the science fiction TV series "Blake's 7".
* Terran Federation ("Starfire"), a government in the "Starfire" universe.
* Terran Hegemony, a government in the fictional "BattleTech" universe.
* Terran Republic, an empire fighting for order in the fictional MMOFPS "PlanetSide" for PC.
* Terran Trade Authority, the government in a collection of four large illustrated science fiction books.
* Terran System, another name given to the system where Earth is found in the 1990 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode "The Best of Both Worlds Part 1"
* Terran, humans from the Sol System in the X Universe in the "X" game series. They feature heavily in .

In other
* Tony Terran, Los Angeles Session Trumpet Player

See also:
* Terra
* terrestrial
* Earthling


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  • terran — terran, ane (tè ran, ra n ) adj. Terme d histoire naturelle. Qui se loge dans la terre. Il y a un tanyrhynque terran, coléoptères …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Terran — of or pertaining to the planet Earth, 1881, in science fiction writing, from L. terra (see TERRAIN (Cf. terrain)). Also used as a noun meaning inhabitant of the Earth (1953). An earlier form, terrene was used in M.E. in sense of belonging to this …   Etymology dictionary

  • Terran — Los Terran son una de las tres razas del videojuego StarCraft, junto con los Protoss y los Zerg. Los Terran representan en este juego a la raza humana en una versión futurista. Su modo de juego es clásico con respecto a las otras razas ya que… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Terran — Pour une définition du mot « terran », voir l’article terran du Wiktionnaire. Les Terrans sont une des races de l’univers de fiction de StarCraft. Ils sont apparentés aux humains, cependant leur code génétique est légèrement différent,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Terran — Ein Terran (auch Terrane, von lat. terra Erde) ist ein Krustenblock von regionaler Ausdehnung, der sich durch großtektonische Verschiebungen an einen anderen Kontinent angelagert hat, zu dem er einen unterschiedlichen geologischen Werdegang… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Terran — Los Terran son una de las tres razas del juego de ordenador StarCraft, junto con los Protoss y los Zerg. Los Terran representan en este juego a la raza humana. La rápida adaptación a las situaciones adversas de los Terran los convierte en una… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Terran — Пехотинец символ кампании терранов Терраны (англ. Terran, произносится /ˈtɛr.ran/; от англ. terran земной, землянин; от лат. terra Земля) раса из вымышленной вселенной компьютерных игр компании Blizzard. По сюжету игры, терране внешне идентичны… …   Википедия

  • Terran — Recorded in Britain in a wide variety of spellings including: Terran, Terrans, Terram, Terron, Terren, Tiron, Tirone, Tyron and Tyren, this is an English surname. It is however almost certainly of French origins, and for most protestant… …   Surnames reference

  • Terran — 1. adjective of Earth; of terrestrial origin 2. noun an inhabitant of Earth; a human Syn: Earthican …   Wiktionary

  • terran — ter·ran …   English syllables


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