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COPERNICAN

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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]

Meaning:

Of radical or major importance

Context example:

a Copernican revolution in modern art

Similar:

important; of import (of great significance or value)


Sense 2Copernican [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

According to Copernicus

Context example:

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

Similar:

heliocentric (having the sun as the center)


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