geo·cen·tric | \ˌjē-ō-ˈsen-trik \

Definition of geocentric 

1a : 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 : taking or based on the earth as the center of perspective and valuation

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Other Words from geocentric

geocentrically \ˌjē-ō-ˈsen-tri-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

Examples of geocentric in a Sentence

the old geocentric theory that the Sun goes round the Earth

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But Cellarius’s magnificent rendering of the geocentric cosmos endures., "The human species is ever-changing and with it our view of the universe.," 25 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of geocentric

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of geocentric was in 1686

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English Language Learners Definition of geocentric

: having or relating to the Earth as the center

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