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 appearing to be seen from it; having, or relating to, the sun as a center; -- opposed to {geocentrical}. [1913 Webster]

{Heliocentric parallax}. See under {Parallax}.

{Heliocentric place}, {latitude}, {longitude}, etc. (of a heavenly body), the direction, latitude, longitude, etc., of the body as viewed from the sun. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 parallax — Parallax Par al*lax, n. [Gr. ? alternation, the mutual inclination of two lines forming an angle, fr. ? to change a little, go aside, deviate; para beside, beyond + ? to change: cf. F. parallaxe. Cf. {Parallel}.] 1. The apparent displacement, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heliocentric longitude — Longitude Lon gi*tude, n. [F., fr. L. longitudo, fr. longus long.] 1. Length; measure or distance along the longest line; distinguished from {breadth} or {thickness}; as, the longitude of a room; rare now, except in a humorous sense. Sir H.… …   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

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