heliocentric

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adjective he·lio·cen·tric \ˌhē-lē-ō-ˈsen-trik\

Definition of heliocentric

  1. 1 :  referred to or measured from the sun's center or appearing as if seen from it

  2. 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.

1685

First Known Use of heliocentric

1685


HELIOCENTRIC Defined for English Language Learners

heliocentric

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adjective he·lio·cen·tric \ˌhē-lē-ō-ˈsen-trik\

Definition of heliocentric for English Language Learners

  • : having or relating to the sun as the center


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