heliocentric

adjective he·lio·cen·tric \ ˌhē-lē-ō-ˈsen-trik \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

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 in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of heliocentric

1685

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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  • : having or relating to the sun as the center


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