Definition of Copernican system

1. Noun. (astronomy) Copernicus' astronomical model in which the Earth rotates around the sun.

Generic synonyms: Framework, Model, Theoretical Account
Category relationships: Astronomy, Uranology



Definition of Copernican system

1. Noun. (astronomy) A heliocentric model of the solar system, proposed in the 16th Century by the eponymous astronomer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Copernican System

Coosa River
CopA ATPase
CopB ATPase
Copacabana
Cope's clamp
Copehan
Copeland
Copenhagen
Copenhagen blue
Copenhagen blues
Copenhagener
Copenhageners
Copepoda
Copernican
Copernican Revolution
Copernican system
Copernicanism
Copernicia
Copernicia alba
Copernicia australis
Copernicia cerifera
Copernicia prunifera
Copernicus
Copland
Copley
Copper State
Copperfield
Copperopolis
Coppet's law
Coppola

Literary usage of Copernican system

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Melanchthon, although acknowledging the purely astronomical advantages of the copernican system, strongly combatted the hypothesis of the Earth's motion ..."

2. History of the Inductive Sciences from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1858)
"Were the Papal Edicts against the copernican system repealed ? ADMIRAL SMYTH, in his Cycle of Celestial Objects, vol. ip 65, says —"At length, in 1818, ..."

3. History of the Inductive Sciences from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1857)
"... if men did not cherish the hope to read the Future in the skies 1' Were the Papal Edicts against the copernican system repealed ? ..."

4. A Plain Elementary and Practical System of Natural Experimental Philosophy by John Ewing (1809)
"We now assert farther, that these are just such as they ought to be, upon the supposition that the copernican system is true; and that they are inconsistent ..."

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