- measured or considered as being seen from the center of the sun.
- having or representing the sun as a center: the heliocentric concept of the universe.
Origin of heliocentric
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Examples from the Web for heliocentric
There are two centres, heliocentric and geocentric as the scientists say.Expositions of Holy Scripture
First, then, it came in the form of the heliocentric theory of the planetary system.Evolution
Joseph Le Conte
Then they were observed not as the experiences of individuals but as instances of planetary order in a heliocentric system.Creative Intelligence
John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
Why then was the heliocentric theory not definitely accepted?
The heliocentric theory, at this stage, was presenting physical evidence of its truth.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)
John William Draper
- having the sun at its centre
- measured from or in relation to the centre of the sun
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Word Origin and History for heliocentric
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