topocentric

adjective to·po·cen·tric \ ˌtä-pə-ˈsen-trik , ˌtō- \

Definition of topocentric

: relating to, measured from, or as if observed from a particular point on the earth's surface : having or relating to such a point as origin
  • topocentric coordinates
— compare geocentric

First Known Use of topocentric

circa 1942


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