topocentric

adjective
to·​po·​cen·​tric | \ ˌtä-pə-ˈsen-trik How to pronounce topocentric (audio) , 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Topocentric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/topocentric. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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