heliocentric

[hee-lee-oh-sen-trik]
adjective Astronomy.
1.
measured or considered as being seen from the center of the sun.
2.
having or representing the sun as a center: the heliocentric concept of the universe.

Origin:
1660–70; helio- + -centric

heliocentrically, adverb
heliocentricity [hee-lee-oh-sen-tris-i-tee] , heliocentricism [hee-lee-oh-sen-truh-siz-uhm] , noun
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heliocentric (ˌhiːlɪəʊˈsɛntrɪk)
 
adj
1.  having the sun at its centre
2.  measured from or in relation to the centre of the sun
 
helio'centrically
 
adv
 
heliocen'tricity
 
n
 
helio'centricism
 
n

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heliocentric   (hē'lē-ō-sěn'trĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Relating to or measured from the center of the Sun.

  2. Relating to a model of the solar system or universe having the Sun as the center. Compare geocentric. See Note at Copernicus.


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Example sentences
Today the same people who rail against evolution have no problem with a heliocentric world view.
However, he did say that he did not think evolution as well established a fact as the heliocentric nature of the universe.
His promulgation of the heliocentric theory ignites a scientific revolution that changes history.
The truth of its wrongness is as well taken as the truth of the heliocentric solar system.
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