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.
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- he·li·o·cen·tri·cal·ly, adverb
- he·li·o·cen·tric·i·ty [hee-lee-oh-sen-tris-i-tee], /ˌhi li oʊ sɛnˈtrɪs ɪ ti/, he·li·o·cen·tri·cism [hee-lee-oh-sen-truh-siz-uhm], /ˌhi li oʊˈsɛn trəˌsɪz əm/, noun
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How to use heliocentric in a sentence
The importance of this last discovery was of supreme value, for it confirmed the heliocentric theory.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI | John Lord
As already noted, the heliocentric doctrine is not expressly stated here.
It was not to be expected that his mind would be attracted by the heliocentric theory of Aristarchus.
It was not to be expected that Ptolemy should have adopted the heliocentric idea of Aristarchus.
More than this, and worse than this, he had asserted the heliocentric theory—that the earth made its annual journey about the sun.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 11 (of 12) | Robert G. Ingersoll
British Dictionary definitions for heliocentric
having the sun at its centre
measured from or in relation to the centre of the sun
- heliocentrically, adverb
- heliocentricity or heliocentricism, noun
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Scientific definitions for heliocentric
Relating to or measured from the center of the Sun.
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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