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he·li·o·cen·tric

 (hē′lē-ō-sĕn′trĭk) also he·li·o·cen·tri·cal (-trĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a reference system based at the center of the sun.
2. Having the sun as the center.

he′li·o·cen·tric′i·ty (-trĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

heliocentric

(ˌhiːlɪəʊˈsɛntrɪk)
adj
1. (Astronomy) having the sun at its centre
2. (Astronomy) measured from or in relation to the centre of the sun
ˌhelioˈcentrically adv
ˌheliocenˈtricity, ˌhelioˈcentriˌcism n

he•li•o•cen•tric

(ˌhi li oʊˈsɛn trɪk)

adj.
1. measured or considered as being seen from the center of the sun.
2. having or representing the sun as a center: a heliocentric concept of the universe.
[1660–70]
he`li•o•cen′tri•cal•ly, adv.
he`li•o•cen•tric′i•ty (-ˈtrɪs ɪ ti) he`li•o•cen′tri•cism (-trəˌsɪz əm) n.

he·li·o·cen·tric

(hē′lē-ō-sĕn′trĭk)
1. In relation to the sun as seen from the sun's center: the heliocentric position of a planet.
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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Adj.1.heliocentric - having the sun as the center
geocentric - having the earth as the center
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Heliocentricity is the idea that it is the earth which moves round the sun and not the other way round.
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An angel's view of heaven: The mystical heliocentricity of medieval geocentric cosmology.
I suppose dinosaurs, heliocentricity, manifest geology and incontrovertible evolutionary evidence will all become the stuff of science fiction and fairy tales.