What does the word copernican mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Oliver Lodge
  2. Suppose I followed your example, and ask what you think of the Copernican system? – A Day Of Fate by 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. by Carlton J. H. Hayes