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Copernican   /kəpˈərnəkən/   Listen

Of radical or major importance.
According to Copernicus.

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"Copernican" Quotes from Famous Books

... of a proposed constitution in which the voters are to be required to vote for candidates known to them through declarations of policy 'from which all mention of party is rigorously excluded.'[34] One seems to be reading a series of conscientious observations of the Copernican heavens by a loyal but saddened believer in the ...
— Human Nature In Politics - Third Edition • Graham Wallas

... The nation seemed to pass from the darkness of night into a sunshine which would never end. Freed from the trammels which had hitherto impeded their way, all classes put on a new vigor, a new enterprise, and a new intelligence, which brought advancement into every walk of life. The spread of the Copernican doctrine of the revolutions of the earth, and the relations of our planet to the solar system gradually drove before it the old anthropocentric ideas. Men looked into the heavens and saw a new universe. In the grand scheme of creation there unfolded before them, they read in spite ...
— A History of English Prose Fiction • Bayard Tuckerman

Words linked to "Copernican" :   of import, heliocentric, Copernican system, important

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