[koh-pur-ni-kuh n, kuh-]
- of or relating to Copernicus or his theories.
- important and radically different; thoroughgoing: a Copernican revolution in modern art.
Origin of Copernican
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Examples from the Web for copernican
Against Galileo, the war against the Copernican theory was concentrated.The Necessity of Atheism
Dr. D.M. Brooks
They very nearly failed to assimilate the Copernican cosmogony.Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge
The Copernican theory first clearly explained the —— of the planets.English Synonyms and Antonyms
James Champlin Fernald
In 1632 appeared his "Dialogues" on the Ptolemaic and Copernican systems.
The Copernican doctrine of the motion of the earth was one of his obnoxious heresies.
Word Origin and History for copernican
1660s, "pertaining to Copernicus."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper