Copernican(redirected from copernicanly)
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Of or relating to the theory of Copernicus that the earth rotates daily on its axis and, with the other planets in the solar system, revolves around the sun.
Co•per•ni•can(koʊˈpɜr nɪ kən, kə-)
1. of or pertaining to Copernicus or his theories.
2. important and radically different: a Copernican revolution in modern art.
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|Adj.||1.||Copernican - of radical or major importance; "a Copernican revolution in modern art"|
|2.||Copernican - according to Copernicus; "in the Copernican system the earth and other planets revolve around the sun"|
heliocentric - having the sun as the center