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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Copernican mean? 

COPERNICAN (adjective)
  The adjective COPERNICAN has 2 senses:

1. of radical or major importance
2. according to Copernicus

  Familiarity information: COPERNICAN used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

COPERNICAN (adjective)

Sense 1Copernican [BACK TO TOP]


Of radical or major importance

Context example:

a Copernican revolution in modern art


important; of import (of great significance or value)

Sense 2Copernican [BACK TO TOP]


According to Copernicus

Context example:

in the Copernican system the earth and other planets revolve around the sun


heliocentric (having the sun as the center)

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