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Wordnet 3.0


1. having the sun as the center;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Heliocentric \He`li*o*cen"tric\ (h[=e]`l[i^]*[-o]*s[e^]n"tr[i^]k), Heliocentrical \He`li*o*cen"tric"al\ (h[=e]`l[i^]*[-o]*s[e^]n"tr[i^]*kal), a. [Helio- + centric, centrical: cf. F. h['e]liocentrique.] (Astron.) pertaining to the sun's center, or appearing to be seen from it; having, or relating to, the sun as a center; -- opposed to geocentrical. [1913 Webster] Heliocentric parallax. See under Parallax. Heliocentric place, latitude, longitude, etc. (of a heavenly body), the direction, latitude, longitude, etc., of the body as viewed from the sun. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

heliocentric adj 1: having the sun as the center [ant: geocentric]