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- noun The astronomical system of Ptolemy, in which the earth is at the center of the universe with the sun, moon, planets, and stars revolving about it in circular orbits at increasing distance. Some of the orbits have epicycles.
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- noun astronomy A
geocentricmodel of the solar system, described by the eponymousastronomer.
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- noun (astronomy) Ptolemy's model of the universe with the Earth at the center
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From Ptolemy ("a surname") + -ic + system. After Greek-Roman astronomer Claudius Ptolemy (c. 90 - c. 168 AD), who explained the theory in an influential work.
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