geocentric geocentric  /ˌdʒi oʊ ˈsɛn trɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having the earth as the center

Usage(s):

  • He had found historical thinking nation-centered, as before Copernicus astronomical thinking had been geocentric.

News

  • A martyr for science

    For nearly all of human existence, the stars were thought to be fixed and unchanging in their relative positions. From the limited human perspective of earlier times, celestial bodies seemed to revolve around the earth. This fit well with religious beliefs, which insisted it was a divine plan that placed man at the center of creation. This geocentric (earth-centered) unenlightened view was so ...
    on March 23, 2014     Source: Grand Rapids Herald-Review

Quotes

  • ...said Marine Corps Recruiting Depot San Diego, one of two maintained by the Corps - the other is at Parris Island, SC - was considered but not recommended for closure because closing the center would compromise the Corps' "geocentric...
    on Jul 18, 2005 By: Michael W Wynne Source: US Department of Defense (press release)

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