heliocentric

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he·lio·cen·tric

adjective \ˌhē-lē-ō-ˈsen-trik\

: having or relating to the sun as the center

Full Definition of HELIOCENTRIC

1
:  referred to or measured from the sun's center or appearing as if seen from it
2
:  having or relating to the sun as center — compare geocentric

Examples of HELIOCENTRIC

  1. Galileo proposed the heliocentric theory that the Earth goes around the sun.

First Known Use of HELIOCENTRIC

1685

Other Astronomy Terms

gibbous, nadir, nebulous, penumbra, retrograde, sidereal, syzygy, wane, wax, zenith

Rhymes with HELIOCENTRIC

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