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terraform (verb), terraforms; terraformed; terraforming
1. To transform a landscape on another planet into one having the characteristics of landscapes on Earth.
2. To alter the environment of a celestial body in order to make it capable of supporting earth-life forms.
3. To change another planet's surface and atmosphere so that life as it exists on Earth is feasible.
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terraforming
1. The process of modifying a planet, moon or other body to a more earth-like habitable atmosphere, temperature, and ecology.
2. Used very broadly as a synonym for planetary engineering in general. Since space exploration is in its infancy, a good deal of terraforming remains very speculative and serves to stimulate the imaginations of science-fiction writers.
This entry is located in the following units: form-, -form, forma-, format- (page 14) terr-, terra-, -ter (page 3)