geocentric

[jee-oh-sen-trik] /ˌdʒi oʊˈsɛn trɪk/
adjective
1.
having or representing the earth as a center:
"a geocentric theory of the universe."
2.
using the earth or earthly life as the only basis of evaluation.
3.
viewed or measured as from the center of the earth:
"the geocentric position of the moon."
Origin
1680–90; geo- + -centric
Related forms
geocentrically, adverb
Example Sentences for geocentric
But, that doesn't mean there aren't many other reasons why one would choose solar-centric system over a geocentric one.
The principal cause of systematic bias in ellipsoidal heights is the non-geocentric realization of a reference system.
British Dictionary definitions for geocentric
geocentric (ˌdʒiːəʊˈsɛntrɪk)
 
adj
1.  having the earth at its centre: the Ptolemaic system postulated a geocentric universe
2.  measured from or relating to the centre of the earth
 
geo'centrically
 
adv

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Word Origin and History for geocentric
geocentric
1680s, from Gk. geo- comb. form of ge "earth" + -centric.
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geocentric in Science
geocentric
  (jē'ō-sěn'trĭk)   
  1. Relating to or measured from the Earth's center.

  2. Relating to a model of the solar system or universe having the Earth as the center. Compare heliocentric.


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