earth-normal n.

the condition or amount of something (as gravity) that is normally found on Earth

  • 1932 J. W. Campbell Electronic Siege in Wonder Stories Apr. 1249/1 page image John W. Campbell, Jr. bibliography

    Like the Patrol cruisers, the lifeless, defenseless ship careened on through space, her acceleration dropping immediately to Earth normal as automatic machines took up the unconscious pilot’s duties.

  • 1935 Astounding Stories Oct. 25/2

    Somewhere gravity plates continued to function in this ancient wreck, for he had weight here—perhaps one-third Earth-normal.

  • 1998 W. Shatner et al. Spectre xi. 132 bibliography

    A display inside his helmet revealed that the exterior atmospheric pressure was 250 torr, about one-third Earth normal.

  • 2007 N. Asher Alien Archaeology in Asimov’s Science Fiction June 98 page image Neal Asher bibliography

    I realized I was in my own bedroom, and that my house had been sealed and the environment controls set to Earth-normal.


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