adjective \ˌjē-ō-ˈsen-trik\

: having or relating to the Earth as the center

Full Definition of GEOCENTRIC

a :  relating to, measured from, or as if observed from the earth's center — compare topocentric
b :  having or relating to the earth as center — compare heliocentric
:  taking or based on the earth as the center of perspective and valuation
geo·cen·tri·cal·ly \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of GEOCENTRIC

  1. the old geocentric theory that the Sun goes round the Earth

First Known Use of GEOCENTRIC



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