1. having or representing the earth as a center: a geocentric theory of the universe.
  2. using the earth or earthly life as the only basis of evaluation.
  3. viewed or measured as from the center of the earth: the geocentric position of the moon.


  1. having the earth at its centrethe Ptolemaic system postulated a geocentric universe
  2. measured from or relating to the centre of the earth

1680s, from geo- + -centric. Related: Geocentrism (1882).

  1. Relating to or measured from the Earth’s center.
  2. Relating to a model of the solar system or universe having the Earth as the center. Compare heliocentric.

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