Geocentric Theory


Geocentric Theory
   It states that the Earth is a fixed body at the center of our solar system, and the Sun and planets orbit around it. Also called the Ptolemaic Theory.

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  • geocentric theory of the universe — geocentrinė visatos teorija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. geocentric theory of the universe vok. geozentrische Weltalltheorie, f rus. геоцентрическая теория вселенной, f pranc. théorie géocentrique de l’Univers, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • 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

  • geocentric system — geocentric theory of the universe, system in which the earth is viewed as the center of the universe and is orbited by the sun and planets …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Geocentric model — In astronomy, the geocentric model of the universe is the superseded theory that the Earth is the center of the universe and other objects go around it. Belief in this system was common in ancient Greece. It was embraced by both Aristotle and… …   Wikipedia

  • geocentric — geocentrically, adv. /jee oh sen trik/, adj. 1. having or representing the earth as a center: a geocentric theory of the universe. 2. using the earth or earthly life as the only basis of evaluation. 3. viewed or measured as from the center of the …   Universalium

  • geocentric — ge•o•cen•tric [[t]ˌdʒi oʊˈsɛn trɪk[/t]] adj. 1) having or representing the earth as a center: a geocentric theory of the universe[/ex] 2) using the earth or earthly life as the only basis of evaluation 3) viewed or measured as from the center of… …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 Coordinate Time — (TCG) is a coordinate time standard intended to be used as the independent variable of time for all calculations pertaining to precession, nutation, the Moon, and artificial satellites of the Earth. It is equivalent to the proper time experienced …   Wikipedia

  • Theory of relativity — This article is about the scientific concept. For philosophical or sociological theories about relativity, see Relativism. For the silent film, see The Einstein Theory of Relativity. Two dimensional projection of a three dimensional analogy of… …   Wikipedia


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