Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the astronomer Copernicus, or to his theory that makes the sun the center of the solar system.

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Usage examples "copernican":

  1. He found that the old planetary tables were as much as a month in error in fixing this event, and even the Copernican tables were several days out; so he formed the resolve to devote his life to improving astronomical tables. - "Pioneers of Science", Oliver Lodge.
  2. Suppose I followed your example, and ask what you think of the Copernican system? - "A Day Of Fate", E. P. Roe.
  3. The new system is called Copernican after its first modern exponent- and its general acceptance went far to annihilate astrology and to place astronomy upon a rational basis. - "A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.", Carlton J. H. Hayes.