[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 pre-copernican
To regard ethical notions as a key to the understanding of the world is essentially pre-Copernican.Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays
This bewildering conception of the cosmos did not trouble the minds of pre-Copernican thinkers.The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'
Word Origin and History for pre-copernican
1660s, "pertaining to Copernicus."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper