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Copernican system


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  • n. A heliocentric model of the solar system, proposed in the 16th Century by the eponymous astronomer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (astronomy) Copernicus' astronomical model in which the Earth rotates around the sun


From Copernicus ("a surname") +‎ -an + system. After Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, who formulated and proposed the theory. (Wiktionary)


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