heliocentric

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From helio- +‎ -centric.

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heliocentric (not comparable)

  1. (astronomy) Having the sun at the center/centre; usually in reference to a solar system or orbit. [from 17th c.]
    Antonym: geocentric
    • 1685, J. Flamsteed in Philosophical Transactions XV, p. 1217:
      To make the Catalogue of Eclipses, as also the Table of the Parallaxes of [Jupiter], it was necessary first to make a Table of [Jupiter]' Heliocentrick places, to which the Parallaxes being applied, give the Geocentrick.

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Etymology[edit]

From French héliocentrique

Adjective[edit]

heliocentric m or n (feminine singular heliocentrică, masculine plural heliocentrici, feminine and neuter plural heliocentrice)

  1. heliocentric

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