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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.
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Adj.1.geocentric - having the earth as the center
heliocentric - having the sun as the center
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The sun pretty much stays still, but note that for centuries the Catholic Church insisted on geocentrism, the idea that Earth was the center of the universe and the sun moved around it.
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He painstakingly showed that fundamental paradigms or "models" are the large thought-frames that we develop in our minds within which we interpret all observed data, as well as that scientific advancement inevitably brings about eventual paradigm shifts--from geocentrism to heliocentrism, for example--that are always vigorously resisted at first, as was the thought of Galileo, but that finally prevail.