copernican copernican  /kə ˈpɜr nə kən/


  1. (adj) of radical or major importance
  2. (adj) according to Copernicus



  1. "The Obama administration needs to accomplish a kind of Copernican shift in perception: looking at the same sun, moon, planets, and stars that others have seen, it must reconceptualise the relations among them," wrote Mead. "In the past, US...
    on Dec 23, 2008 By: Walter Russell Mead Source: Inter Press Service

  2. His rehabilitation was delayed until 1992 when Cardinal Paul Poupard, who was the head of an investigation by the church into Galileo's theory, said: "We today know that Galileo was right in adopting the Copernican astronomical theory."
    on May 11, 2007 By: Paul Poupard Source: Spot-On

  3. In a joint interview with reporters, Kamei said: "If the DPJ decides to hike the consumption tax in a Copernican revolution, such a scenario (the PNP jumping ship) could become conceivable."
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Shizuka Kamei Source:

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