Definition of "galactocentric" [galactocentric]

  • Relative to the centre of the galaxy (adjective)

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Use "galactocentric" in a sentence
  • "However, most astronomers still assumed that the Milky Way comprised the whole Universe, and this galactocentric galactos = milk view persisted well into the twentieth century."
  • "Why don't we talk about a galactocentric model of the solar system?"
  • "Work now underway should lead to improved accuracy of the pulsar proper motion, and the Sun's galactocentric distance may be better known in the future."