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Meaning of "geocentric" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GEOCENTRIC

geocentric  [ˌdʒiːəʊˈsɛntrɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GEOCENTRIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Geocentric is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES GEOCENTRIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

geocentric

Geocentric model

In astronomy, the geocentric model is a description of the cosmos where Earth is at the orbital center of all celestial bodies. This model served as the predominant cosmological system in many ancient civilizations such as ancient Greece including the noteworthy systems of Aristotle and Ptolemy. As such, they assumed that the Sun, Moon, stars, and naked eye planets circled Earth. Two commonly made observations supported the idea that Earth was the center of the Universe. The first observation was that the stars, the sun, and planets appear to revolve around Earth each day, making Earth the center of that system. Further, every star was on a "stellar" or "celestial" sphere, of which the earth was the center, that rotated each day, using a line through the north and south pole as an axis. The stars closest to the equator appeared to rise and fall the greatest distance, but each star circled back to its rising point each day. The second common notion supporting the geocentric model was that the Earth does not seem to move from the perspective of an Earth bound observer, and that it is solid, stable, and unmoving. In other words, it is completely at rest.

Definition of geocentric in the English dictionary

The definition of geocentric in the dictionary is having the earth at its centre. Other definition of geocentric is measured from or relating to the centre of the earth.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GEOCENTRIC


acentric
eɪˈsɛntrɪk
acrocentric
ˌækrəʊˈsɛntrɪk
androcentric
ˌændrəʊˈsɛntrɪk
anthropocentric
ˌænθrəpəʊˈsɛntrɪk
barycentric
ˌbærɪˈsɛntrɪk
centric
ˈsɛntrɪk
concentric
kənˈsɛntrɪk
dicentric
daɪˈsɛntrɪk
eccentric
ɪkˈsɛntrɪk
ecocentric
ˌiːkəʊˈsɛntrɪk
egocentric
ˌiːɡəʊˈsɛntrɪk
ethnocentric
ˌɛθnəʊˈsɛntrɪk
Eurocentric
ˌjʊərəʊˈsɛntrɪk
exocentric
ˌɛksəʊˈsɛntrɪk
heliocentric
ˌhiːlɪəʊˈsɛntrɪk
metacentric
ˌmɛtəˈsɛntrɪk
pericentric
ˌpɛrɪˈsɛntrɪk
polycentric
ˌpɒlɪˈsɛntrɪk
theocentric
ˌθɪəˈsɛntrɪk
topocentric
ˌtɒpəˈsɛntrɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GEOCENTRIC

geobotanical
geobotanist
geobotany
geocaching
geocarpic
geocarpy
geocentric parallax
geocentrical
geocentrically
geocentricism
geochemical
geochemically
geochemist
geochemistry
geochronologic
geochronological
geochronologist
geochronology
geocode
geocorona

WORDS THAT END LIKE GEOCENTRIC

areocentric
asymmetric
bicentric
electric
endocentric
gastric
geometric
homocentric
hydroelectric
mantric
metric
multicentric
pediatric
psychiatric
selenocentric
submetacentric
symmetric
Tantric
telocentric
uneccentric

Synonyms and antonyms of geocentric in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «geocentric» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GEOCENTRIC

Find out the translation of geocentric to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of geocentric from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «geocentric» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

地心
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

geocéntrica
570 millions of speakers

English

geocentric
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भू
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مركز الأرض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

геоцентрической
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

geocêntrico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভূকেনি্দ্রক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

géocentrique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Geocentric
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geozentrisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

地心
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지구를 중심으로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Geocentric
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

địa tâm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புவிமையத்துடன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भू केंद्रित मध्यवर्ती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yermerkezli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

geocentrico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

geocentrycznego
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

геоцентрической
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

geocentric
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γεωκεντρικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geosentriese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

geocentriska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

geosentriske
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of geocentric

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GEOCENTRIC»

The term «geocentric» is regularly used and occupies the 64.568 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GEOCENTRIC» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GEOCENTRIC»

Discover the use of geocentric in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to geocentric and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Development of Geocentric Spatial Language and Cognition: An ...
It examines a particular skill that is unfamiliar in Western contexts, which consists of using large-scale (“geocentric”) spatial directions such as north, south, east, and west (NSEW) when talking about the location of objects inside a room.
Pierre R. Dasen, Ramesh C. Mishra, 2010
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Communicating in global business negotiations: a geocentric ...
Communicating in Global Business Negotiations presents a new method for the study of communication and negotiation in international interactions and provides students with the knowledge to conduct negotiations from a geocentric framework by ...
Jill E. Rudd, Diana R. Lawson, 2007
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Writing and Speaking in the Technology Professions: A ...
Geocentric A geocentric strategy may be viewed as a balance between ethnocentric and polycentric strategies. Geocentric corporations seek to optimize their efforts internationally by focusing on commonalties so that little accommodation is ...
David F. Beer, 2003
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Practical Astronomy with Your Calculator
58 Geocentric parallax and the figure of the Earth In later sections of this book we calculate the coordinates of the Sun, the Moon and other members of our Solar System. These coordinates are the ones which would be observed from the ...
Peter Duffett-Smith, 1988
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Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications
The geocentric frame, UK, is often used interchangeably with an Earth- Centered Inertial (ECI) or Conventional Inertial System (CIS) nomenclature. The equinox and plane of the equator move very slightly over time, so the term "inertial" can ...
D.A. Vallado, 2001
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Encyclopedia of Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism
Smith, G., Stephen, L., and Lee, S., 1967. The Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: University Press. Cross-references Compass Geomagnetic Secular Variation Geomagnetism, History of GEOCENTRIC AXIAL DIPOLE HYPOTHESIS The ...
David Gubbins, Emilio Herrero-Bervera, 2007
7
Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students
Q is measured around the Z-axis of the geocentric equatorial frame, i is measured around the node line, and w is measured around the Z axis of the perifocal frame. Therefore the direction cosine matrix [Q]XY of the transformation from XYZ to ...
Howard Curtis, 2009
8
Astronomy with Your Personal Computer
This routine converts the geocentric hour angle and declination to the apparent hour angle and declination, and vice-versa, making allowance for geocentric parallax. The equatorial coordinates of members of the Solar System calculated in ...
Peter Duffett-Smith, 1990
9
Geodesy
2.5.1 Global Earth-Fixed Geocentric System An earth-fixed (i.e., rotating with the earth) system of spatial Cartesian- coordinates X, Y,Z is used as the fundamental terrestrial coordinate system (Fig. 2.7). Its origin is at the earth's center of mass ...
Wolfgang Torge, 2001
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International Human Resource Management: Managing People in ...
As with the other staffing approaches, there are disadvantages associated with a geocentric policy: • Host governments want a high number of their citizens employed and may utilize immigration controls in order to force HCN employment if ...
Peter J. Dowling, Marion Festing, Allen D. Engle, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GEOCENTRIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term geocentric is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ethics isn't just useful, it's our only hope for moral progress
Imagine a similar claim made regarding science: because in the past people believed in a geocentric model of the universe, or in a flat earth, ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
2
Humans as technological adolescents: Is this why ETs have not …
It's the most geocentric answer, of course, which should be a clue that it's probably wrong, but the consequences of that scenario would be ... «Genetic Literacy Project, Jul 15»
3
And to you, dude | Art & Appetite
In fairness, they did remove the ban on Galileo's writings a mere 150 years after his death, recommending that both the helio and geocentric ... «Edmonds Beacon, Jul 15»
4
IF and Zetetic Cosmogony
Dr Davies went on to explain the interconnectedness of IF with a geocentric flat earth, saying that this new research exonorates Samuel ... «News24, Jun 15»
5
Is Gender Out of Fashion?
“The binary model of sex, particularly the notion of male and female as opposites, needs to join the flat earth and the geocentric universe in the ... «PopMatters, Jun 15»
6
Readers Write: Know nothings a threat to our country
The church liked this geocentric theory because it made man seem most important. When Copernicus postulated a heliocentric theory (the sun ... «The Island Now, Jun 15»
7
An Illustrated Guide to Space Maps
Following the Ptolemaic tradition of geocentric universes, the maps present the planets as nothing more than bit players in Earth's show. «Atlas Obscura, Jun 15»
8
The Pope, Pagans, and Evangelical Environmentalists
68) In my college paper I argued that as Christians holding a theocentric view of the world, we were allies with geocentric pagans because of ... «Patheos, Jun 15»
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Pope's Encyclical Draws Reactions from Climate Change Scientist …
At the time, most people subscribed to the geocentric system, which had Earth at the center of the universe, with the sun, planets and stars in ... «Voice of America, Jun 15»
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Scientology Sex Toys Taking Over Our Godly Galaxy!!! (1/3)
The Magic E-Meter Jock Strap is an excellent device for those who selfishly overemphasize the purely fleshly, this-worldly, geocentric aspect of ... «Glossy News, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Geocentric [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/geocentric>. Oct 2019 ».
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