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  1. heliocentrismnoun

    The theory that the sun is the center of the universe

    Etymology: Shortened from heliocentricism < heliocentric + -ism < from Greek ηλιοκεντρικός (heliokentrikos) "having the sun as his centre", from ancient Greek ήλιος (helios) "sun" + κέντρον (kentron) "centre".

  2. heliocentrismnoun

    The theory of the heliocentric model, that the planets including Earth orbit the Sun, in contrast to geocentrism.

    Etymology: Shortened from heliocentricism < heliocentric + -ism < from Greek ηλιοκεντρικός (heliokentrikos) "having the sun as his centre", from ancient Greek ήλιος (helios) "sun" + κέντρον (kentron) "centre".

  3. heliocentrismnoun

    A now-defunct theory that all primitive cultures worshipped the Sun and its movements and patterns.

    Etymology: Shortened from heliocentricism < heliocentric + -ism < from Greek ηλιοκεντρικός (heliokentrikos) "having the sun as his centre", from ancient Greek ήλιος (helios) "sun" + κέντρον (kentron) "centre".

  4. heliocentrismnoun

    An obsession with the Sun and its movements and patterns.

    Etymology: Shortened from heliocentricism < heliocentric + -ism < from Greek ηλιοκεντρικός (heliokentrikos) "having the sun as his centre", from ancient Greek ήλιος (helios) "sun" + κέντρον (kentron) "centre".

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  1. Heliocentrism

    Heliocentrism, or heliocentricism, is the astronomical model in which the Earth and planets revolve around a relatively stationary Sun at the center of the Solar System. The word comes from the Greek. Historically, heliocentrism was opposed to geocentrism, which placed the Earth at the center. The notion that the Earth revolves around the Sun had been proposed as early as the 3rd century BC by Aristarchus of Samos, but Aristarchus's heliocentrism attracted little attention until Copernicus revived and elaborated it. Lucio Russo, however, argues that this is a misleading impression resulting from the loss of scientific works of the Hellenistic Era. Using indirect evidence he argues that a heliocentric view was expounded in Hipparchus's work on gravity. It was not until the 16th century that a fully predictive mathematical model of a heliocentric system was presented, by the Renaissance mathematician, astronomer, and Catholic cleric Nicolaus Copernicus of Poland, leading to the Copernican Revolution. In the following century, Johannes Kepler elaborated upon and expanded this model to include elliptical orbits, and supporting observations made using a telescope were presented by Galileo Galilei.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heliocentrism in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heliocentrism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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