heliocentric

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

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.

First Known Use of heliocentric

1685


HELIOCENTRIC Defined for English Language Learners

heliocentric

adjective

Definition of heliocentric for English Language Learners

  • : having or relating to the sun as the center


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