heliocentric


adjective Astronomy.

  1. measured or considered as being seen from the center of the sun.
  2. having or representing the sun as a center: the heliocentric concept of the universe.

adjective

  1. having the sun at its centre
  2. measured from or in relation to the centre of the sun
adj.

1680s, from helio- + -centric.

  1. Relating to or measured from the center of the Sun.
  2. Relating to a model of the solar system or universe having the Sun as the center. Compare geocentric. See Note at Copernicus.

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