of or relating to Copernicus or his theories.
important and radically different; thoroughgoing: a Copernican revolution in modern art.
- post-Co·per·ni·can, adjective
- pre-Co·per·ni·can, adjective
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How to use Copernican in a sentence
EtsyThe original orreries were geocentric models of the solar system, since they predated the Copernican revolution, but this one—like all modern versions—is heliocentric.
These were two of the weightiest arguments that had as yet been presented in favor of the Copernican theory.Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
Against Galileo, the war against the Copernican theory was concentrated.The Necessity of Atheism | Dr. D.M. Brooks
He sneered at the work and methods of both Gilbert and Galileo, and rejected the Copernican theory as absurd.Pioneers of Science | Oliver Lodge
Galileo offered to prove for the Cardinal by astronomical observations that the Copernican Theory was true.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12 | Elbert Hubbard
John Wesley declared the Copernican astronomy to be in opposition to Scripture.The Book Of God | G. W. Foote