Copernican

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

Definition of Copernican

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 :of radical or major importance or degree
  • effected a Copernican revolution in philosophy
  • The Times Literary Supplement (London)

Copernican

noun

Copernicanism

play \kə-ˈpər-ni-kə-ˌni-zəm, kō-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of copernican

Nicolaus Copernicus


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