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1. Relating to, measured from, or with respect to the center of the earth.
2. Having the earth as a center.

ge′o·cen′tri·cal·ly adv.


(ˌdʒiːəʊˈsɛntrɪk) or


1. (Astronomy) having the earth at its centre: the Ptolemaic system postulated a geocentric universe.
2. (Astronomy) measured from or relating to the centre of the earth
ˌgeoˈcentrically adv


(ˌdʒi oʊˈsɛn trɪk)

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.
ge`o•cen′tri•cal•ly, adv.


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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.geocentric - having the earth as the center
heliocentric - having the sun as the center
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