geocentric Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective having the earth as the center


Ge`o*cen"tric, Ge`o*cen"tric*al adjective (Also<
  • Geocentric
  • Geocentrical
Gr. , , the earth + center: cf. F. géocentrique.
  1. (Astron.) (a) Having reference to the earth as center; 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. (b) Having reference to the center of the earth.

Webster 1913