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 philosophyThe Times Literary Supplement (London)

Other Words from Copernican

Copernican noun
Copernicanism \kə-ˈpər-ni-kə-ˌni-zəm, kō- \ noun

First Known Use of Copernican

1667, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Copernican

Nicolaus Copernicus

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