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Etymology 1Edit

From trans- +‎ earth.


transearth (not comparable)

  1. (of a spaceflight or trajectory) Towards the earth from the moon or another planet.
    After the Apollo 13 accident, the transearth injection burn shortened the return time by about 9 hours.

Etymology 2Edit

From trans- +‎ earth.


transearth (third-person singular simple present transearths, present participle transearthing, simple past and past participle transearthed)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To transplant
    • 1904, Owen Felltham, ‎William Henry Oliphant Smeaton, Resolves:
      As fruits of hotter countries, transearthed in colder climates, have vigour enough in themselves to be fructuous according to their nature: but, that they are hindered by the chilling nips of the air, and the soil, wherein they are planted.

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