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Definition of "heliocentric" []

  • Of or relating to a reference system based at the center of the sun. (adjective)
  • Having the sun as the center. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heliocentric" in a sentence
  • ""And separation successfull ... i'm floating. .in heliocentric orbit ...""
  • "This representation of the heavens is usually called the heliocentric, or “Sun-centred,” system — derived from the Greek helios, meaning “Sun.”"
  • ""Copernicanism", that is, a heliocentric solar system with _circular_ orbits, was long dead."