geocentricism


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geocentricism

(ˌdʒiːəʊˈsɛntrɪsɪzəm)
n
the belief that the earth lies at the centre of the universe

geocentricism

1. the concept that the earth is the center of the universe.
2. Astronomy. the measurements or observations that are relative to the center of the earth. — geocentric, adj.
See also: Cosmology
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