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.
Related formshe·li·o·cen·tri·cal·ly, adverbhe·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-uh m] /ˌhi li oʊˈsɛn trəˌsɪz əm/, noun
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Historical Examples of heliocentric
There are two centres, heliocentric and geocentric as the scientists say.
First, then, it came in the form of the heliocentric theory of the planetary system.
Then they were observed not as the experiences of individuals but as instances of planetary order in a heliocentric system.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for heliocentric
Derived Formsheliocentrically, adverbheliocentricity or heliocentricism, noun
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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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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