heliocentricism

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Etymology[edit]

heliocentric +‎ -ism < from Greek ηλιοκεντρικός (heliokentrikos) "having the sun as his centre", from ancient Greek ήλιος (helios) "sun" + κέντρον (kentron) "centre".

Noun[edit]

heliocentricism (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of heliocentrism.

Usage notes[edit]

This is the form recognized by many dictionaries as grammatically correct. However, in current usage "heliocentrism" appears to be by far more frequently used. According to a Google Books search it seems that "heliocentrism" began to gain ground in the turn of 1960s and 1970s with the first occurrence taking place in 1930s.

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