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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Co•per•ni•cuskoʊˈpɜr nɪ kəs, kə-(n.)

  1. Nicolaus (Mikołaj Kopernik), 1473–1543, Polish astronomer who promulgated the theory that the earth and the other planets move around the sun (the Coper′nican Sys`tem).

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Copernicus, Nicolaus Copernicus, Mikolaj Kopernik(noun)

    Polish astronomer who produced a workable model of the solar system with the sun in the center (1473-1543)

  2. Copernicus(noun)

    a conspicuous crater on the Moon


  1. Copernicus

    Copernicus is a lunar impact crater named after the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, located in eastern Oceanus Procellarum. It is estimated to be about 800 million years old, and typifies craters that formed during the Copernican period in that it has a prominent ray system.


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