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Copernican

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adjective Co·per·ni·can \kə-ˈpər-ni-kən, kō-\

Definition of Copernican

  1. 1 :  of or relating to Copernicus or the belief that the earth rotates daily on its axis and the planets revolve in orbits around the sun

  2. 2 :  of radical or major importance or degree <effected a Copernican revolution in philosophy — Times Literary Supplement>

Copernican

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Copernicanism

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Origin and Etymology of copernican

Nicolaus Copernicus


First Known Use: 1667


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