Copernican system

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EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

Copernican system (uncountable)

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

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Last modified on 18 June 2013, at 22:42