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geocentrical


geocentrical


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Geocentric  \Ge`o*cen"tric\,  Geocentrical  \Ge`o*cen"tric*al\,  a. 
  ] 
  Having  considering,  or  based  on  the  earth  as  center;  as 
  the  geocentric  theory  of  the  universe. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  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. 
 
  {Geocentric  latitude}  (of  place)  the  angle  included  between 
  the  radius  of  the  earth  through  the  place  and  the  plane  of 
  the  equator,  in  distinction  from  geographic  latitude.  It 
  is  a  little  less  than  the  geographic  latitude.