Geocentrical
Geocentric Ge`o*cen"tric, Geocentrical Ge`o*cen"tric*al, a. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + ke`ntron center: cf. F. g['e]ocentrique.] (Astron.) (a) Having, considering, or based on, the earth as center; as, the geocentric theory of the universe; in relation to or seen from the earth, -- usually opposed to {heliocentric}, as seen from the sun; as, the geocentric longitude or latitude of a planet. [1913 Webster + Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Geocentric latitude} (of place) the angle included between the radius of the earth through the place and the plane of the equator, in distinction from geographic latitude. It is a little less than the geographic latitude. [1913 Webster]


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  • Geocentric — Ge o*cen tric, Geocentrical Ge o*cen tric*al, a. [Gr. ge a, gh^, the earth + ke ntron center: cf. F. g[ e]ocentrique.] (Astron.) (a) Having, considering, or based on, the earth as center; as, the geocentric theory of the universe; in relation to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Geocentric latitude — Geocentric Ge o*cen tric, Geocentrical Ge o*cen tric*al, a. [Gr. ge a, gh^, the earth + ke ntron center: cf. F. g[ e]ocentrique.] (Astron.) (a) Having, considering, or based on, the earth as center; as, the geocentric theory of the universe; in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heliocentric — He li*o*cen tric (h[=e] l[i^]*[ o]*s[e^]n tr[i^]k), Heliocentrical He li*o*cen tric al (h[=e] l[i^]*[ o]*s[e^]n tr[i^]*kal), a. [Helio + centric, centrical: cf. F. h[ e]liocentrique.] (Astron.) pertaining to the sun s center, or appearing to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heliocentric parallax — Heliocentric He li*o*cen tric (h[=e] l[i^]*[ o]*s[e^]n tr[i^]k), Heliocentrical He li*o*cen tric al (h[=e] l[i^]*[ o]*s[e^]n tr[i^]*kal), a. [Helio + centric, centrical: cf. F. h[ e]liocentrique.] (Astron.) pertaining to the sun s center, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heliocentric place — Heliocentric He li*o*cen tric (h[=e] l[i^]*[ o]*s[e^]n tr[i^]k), Heliocentrical He li*o*cen tric al (h[=e] l[i^]*[ o]*s[e^]n tr[i^]*kal), a. [Helio + centric, centrical: cf. F. h[ e]liocentrique.] (Astron.) pertaining to the sun s center, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heliocentrical — Heliocentric He li*o*cen tric (h[=e] l[i^]*[ o]*s[e^]n tr[i^]k), Heliocentrical He li*o*cen tric al (h[=e] l[i^]*[ o]*s[e^]n tr[i^]*kal), a. [Helio + centric, centrical: cf. F. h[ e]liocentrique.] (Astron.) pertaining to the sun s center, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • latitude — Heliocentric He li*o*cen tric (h[=e] l[i^]*[ o]*s[e^]n tr[i^]k), Heliocentrical He li*o*cen tric al (h[=e] l[i^]*[ o]*s[e^]n tr[i^]*kal), a. [Helio + centric, centrical: cf. F. h[ e]liocentrique.] (Astron.) pertaining to the sun s center, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • longitude — Heliocentric He li*o*cen tric (h[=e] l[i^]*[ o]*s[e^]n tr[i^]k), Heliocentrical He li*o*cen tric al (h[=e] l[i^]*[ o]*s[e^]n tr[i^]*kal), a. [Helio + centric, centrical: cf. F. h[ e]liocentrique.] (Astron.) pertaining to the sun s center, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • geocentric — /dʒioʊˈsɛntrɪk / (say jeeoh sentrik) adjective 1. Astronomy as viewed or measured from the centre of the earth: the geocentric altitude of a star. 2. having or representing the earth as a centre: a geocentric theory of the universe. Also,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • geocentric — [jē΄ō sen′trik] adj. [ GEO + CENTRIC] 1. measured or viewed as from the center of the earth 2. having or regarding the earth as a center: Also geocentrical geocentrically adv …   English World dictionary

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