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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
1680-1690
1680-90; geo- + -centric
Related forms
geocentrically, adverb
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  • 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/
adjective
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
Derived Forms
geocentrically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for geocentric
adj.

1680s, from geo- + -centric. Related: Geocentrism (1882).

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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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