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geocentric

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adjective geo·cen·tric \ˌjē-ō-ˈsen-trik\

Simple Definition of geocentric

  • : having or relating to the Earth as the center

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of geocentric

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 :  taking or based on the earth as the center of perspective and valuation

geocentrically

play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of geocentric in a sentence

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



1686

First Known Use of geocentric

1686


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