Copernican

[ koh-pur-ni-kuhn, kuh- ]
/ koʊˈpɜr nɪ kən, kə- /

adjective

of or relating to Copernicus or his theories.
important and radically different; thoroughgoing: a Copernican revolution in modern art.

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Origin of Copernican

First recorded in 1660–70; Copernic(us) + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM Copernican

post-Co·per·ni·can, adjectivepre-Co·per·ni·can, adjective
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