to·​po·​cen·​tric ˌtä-pə-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce topocentric (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of topocentric was circa 1942

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Cite this Entry

“Topocentric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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