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Copernican system   /kəpˈərnəkən sˈɪstəm/   Listen
Copernican system

(astronomy) Copernicus' astronomical model in which the Earth rotates around the sun.

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"Copernican system" Quotes from Famous Books

... always been afraid of the astronomers,—said the Master.—They were shy, you know, of the Copernican system, for a long while; well they might be with an oubliette waiting for them if they ventured to think that the earth moved round the sun. Science settled that point finally for them, at length, and then it was all right,—when there was no use in disputing the fact any longer. By and by ...
— The Poet at the Breakfast Table • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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