copernican system

noun, usually capitalized C

Definition of copernican system

: the system of planetary motions maintained by Copernicus according to which the earth rotates on an axis once each day and revolves around the sun once each year while the other planets have orbits also centered near the sun

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“Copernican system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/copernican%20system. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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