Definition of Geocentric

1. Adjective. Having the earth as the center.

Similar to: Ptolemaic
Antonyms: Heliocentric



Definition of Geocentric

1. a. Having reference to the earth as center; in relation to or seen from the earth, -- usually opposed to heliocentric, as seen from the sun; as, the geocentric longitude or latitude of a planet.

2. a. Having, considering, or based on, the earth as center; as, the geocentric theory of the universe.

Definition of Geocentric

1. Adjective. Having the Earth at the center. Usually in reference to the Solar System. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Geocentric

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Geocentric

geobiologist
geobiology
geobotanic
geobotanical
geobotanies
geobotanist
geobotanists
geobotany
geocache
geocached
geocacher
geocachers
geocaches
geocaching
geocarpy
geocentric (current term)
geocentric parallax
geocentrical
geocentrically
geocentrick
geocentrism
geochelone
geochelones
geochemical
geochemically
geochemist
geochemistries
geochemistry
geochemists
geochronologic

Literary usage of Geocentric

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1. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1892)
"Greenwich Mean Times of Superior and Inferior geocentric Conjunctions of Jupiter's Fourth Satellite (Callisto) from 1892 November to the end of 1893. ..."

2. An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics by Forest Ray Moulton (1914)
"Transformation to geocentric Equatorial Coordinates. ... Let £", i7", and f" be the geocentric coordinates of the body referred to the ecliptic system with ..."

3. An Elementary Treatise on Astronomy: In Four Parts. Containing a Systematic by William Augustus Norton (1853)
"This equation will make known the geocentric longitude when the value of E is found. In the triangle PSi r the side ST = SP cos PSi r = r cos /, and is ..."

4. A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom by Andrew Dickson White (1896)
"About the middle of the twelfth century he gave forth his collection of * As to the respectability of the geocentric theory, etc., see Grote's Plato, ..."

5. Laboratory Astronomy by Robert Wheeler Willson (1905)
"If this line is horizontal, it cuts the celestial sphere at the vernal equinox, and the planet's geocentric longitude is zero. . geocentric Longitude. ..."

6. Handbook of astronomy by Dionysius Lardner (1867)
"geocentric and heliocentric motions.—The position and motion of a planet as they appear to an observer on the earth are called geocentric *; and as they ..."

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