American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a reference system based at the center of the sun.
- adj. Having the sun as the center.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In astronomy, referred to the sun as a center; appearing as if seen from the sun's center. The heliocentric place of a planet is the place it would occupy in the celestial sphere if viewed from the center of the sun. The heliocentric latitude of a planet is the inclination of a line drawn betweeu the center of the sun and the center of the planet to the plane of the ecliptic. The heliocentric longitude of a planet is the angle between two lines drawn from the sun, one in the direction of the first of Aries, the other to the foot of a perpendicular which is dropped from the planet upon the plane of the ecliptic, the angle being measured eastward from the first of Aries.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Astron.) pertaining to the sun's center, or appearing to be seen from it; having, or relating to, the sun as a center; -- opposed to
- adj. having the sun as the center
- From helio- + centric. (Wiktionary)
“And separation successfull ... i'm floating. .in heliocentric orbit ...”
“This representation of the heavens is usually called the heliocentric, or “Sun-centred,” system — derived from the Greek helios, meaning “Sun.””
“Copernicanism", that is, a heliocentric solar system with _circular_ orbits, was long dead.”
“heliocentric" plant, like a sunflower, is one that grows toward or is drawn to the sun.”
“Neither has the Copernican heliocentric model, because its circular orbits were only partially right.”
“The opposition to the heliocentric cosmology of Copernicus came largely from religious adherence to the Ptolemaic alethic model, but the astronomers who held out against Kepler were largely being scientistic.”
“His religion had no beef with elliptical orbits because it was still rejecting the heliocentric model wholesale.”
“So he was attached to his own heretical heliocentric model over another heretical heliocentric model.”
“Right up into the "Age of Enlightenment" which produced our Constitution and the French Revolution -- and was so much more intellectually advanced than the Church condemning Galileo for his heliocentric blasphemy -- the leading scientists of the day were unified in discounting stories of "thunderstones" that fell from the sky.”
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