Copernican

Copernican

[koh-pur-ni-kuhn, kuh-]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Copernicus or his theories.
2.
important and radically different; thoroughgoing: a Copernican revolution in modern art.

Origin:
1660–70; Copernic(us) + -an

post-Copernican, adjective
pre-Copernican, adjective
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Copernicus1 (kəˈpɜːnɪkəs)
 
n
Nicolaus (ˌnɪkəˈleɪəs). Polish name Mikolaj Kopernik. 1473--1543, Polish astronomer, whose theory of the solar system (the Copernican system) was published in 1543
 
Co'pernican1
 
adj

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Copernican
1667, from Copernicus.
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