• WordNet 3.6
    • adj Copernican according to Copernicus "in the Copernican system the earth and other planets revolve around the sun"
    • adj Copernican of radical or major importance "a Copernican revolution in modern art"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Copernican Pertaining to Copernicus, a Prussian by birth (b. 1473, d. 1543), who taught the world the solar system now received, called the Copernican system.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Copernican Pertaining to Copernicus (originally Koppernigk, 1473-1543), a Prussian Pole and a celebrated astronomer, who, in a work published in 1543, promulgated the now received theory that the earth and the planets revolve about the sun; pertaining to or in accord with the astronomical doctrines of Copernicus.
    • n Copernican An adherent of the astronomical doctrines of Copernicus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Copernican ko-pėr′ni-kan relating to Copernicus, the famous Prussian astronomer (1473-1543), or to his system.
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In literature:

Life, like astronomy, has become Copernican.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
We shall conclude with the remark, that the discovery of Jupiter's satellites afforded the great confirmation of the Copernican theory.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
In like manner, it is worth while to pause a moment and consider what is implied in the substitution of the Copernican for the Ptolemaic system.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
At all these points the immortal group of men who adopted the Copernican theory at the Renascence, began again where the Greeks had left off.
"Progress and History" by Various
Tycho Brahe declined to accept the Copernican theory, and devised a system of his own, which he called the 'Tychonic.
"The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'" by Thomas Orchard
The triumph of the Copernican system is now at last supreme.
"Astronomy of To-day" by Cecil G. Dolmage
Read Bruno and became smitten with the Copernican theory.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
The Anti-Copernicans, when they appealed to common sense, made this mistake.
"Analysis of Mr. Mill's System of Logic" by William Stebbing
With the advent of the Copernican view what becomes of these age-old ideas?
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
Herein lies the Copernican revolution.
"Kant's Theory of Knowledge" by Harold Arthur Prichard
Still, it is not certain that the shock of Copernicanism on supernatural Christianity is exhausted.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
Copernican system, condemned by the Inquisition, ii.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
In 1585 he took part in a logical tournament, sustaining the Copernican theory against the doctors of Oxford.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Once the Copernican system was not a success.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Interviews" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Tycho was sadly in error in his rejection of the Copernican system, although his reasons, in his day, seemed unanswerable.
"Astronomy" by David Todd
Until after optics had made considerable advance, the Copernican system remained but a speculation.
"Illustrations of Universal Progress" by Herbert Spencer
You will recollect that the Copernican system maintains, 1.
"Letters on Astronomy" by Denison Olmsted
For instance, the Copernican theory.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
The establishment of the Copernican system was the death of astrology.
"Lancashire Folk-lore" by John Harland
It has set Genesis against geology, and the book of Psalms against the Copernican system.
"Christianity and Modern Thought" by Various

In news:

Dec 14 is the 465th birthday of Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), one of five key players in the 150-year Copernican revolution, a revolution he didn't fully support.
Welcome To The Third Copernican Revolution.
A " Copernican " Reassessment of the Human Mitochondrial DNA Tree from its Root.
A " Copernican " Reassessment of the Human Mitochondrial DNA T. Reduced-Median-Network Analysis of Complete Mitochondrial DN.
Westman, author of The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order, says it took awhile for scholars to accept Copernicus ' ideas.
In Our Expanding Universe, Earth Is Nothing Special John Rennie asks: What do "Fight Club" and the Copernican principal have in common.

In science:

In particular, if the Copernican tests Ok (z ) and C (z ) fail then we have a serious problem for cosmology, and the standard FLRW models.
Model independent tests of the standard cosmological model
Thus it is seen as an observational selection effect in a universe that is biofriendly; it relates to where and when we can exist in such a universe (“location” refers to time as well as space), and is to be seen as a contrast to the Copernican principle (all places are to be regarded as equivalent).
Editorial note to "Large number coincidences and the anthropic principle in cosmology"
Two concepts that are sometimes used to motivate the use of the FLRW metric to describe the universe are the Copernican principle and the cosmological principle.
Backreaction in late-time cosmology
However, the Copernican principle says nothing about possible symmetries of the geometry or the matter distribution.
Backreaction in late-time cosmology
Neither the Copernican principle nor the cosmological principle (interpreted to refer to large-scale statistical properties) show that the universe would be described by the FLRW model.
Backreaction in late-time cosmology
Lu, A general test of the Copernican Principle, Phys.
Backreaction in late-time cosmology
Stebbins, Confirmation of the Copernican principle at Gpc radial scale and above from the kinetic Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect power spectrum, Phys.
Backreaction in late-time cosmology
The test of the LTB models is related to the test of the Copernican principle, and this issue has drawn a lot of interests in recent years.
Dark Energy: a Brief Review
The controversy behind the Copernican revolution is just one of the most popular examples of scientific controversies that are part of the history of science.
In science "there is no bad publicity": Papers criticized in comments have high scientific impact
Kuhn, The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1957). P. J.
In science "there is no bad publicity": Papers criticized in comments have high scientific impact
By way of expressing the Hubble expansion rate for the general Lemaˆıtre-Tolman-Bondi (LTB) metric as a function of cosmic time, we test the scale on which the Copernican Principle holds in the context of a void model.
Testing the Copernican Principle with Hubble Parameter
Introduction — The Copernican Principle (CP) is the hypothesis that we do not occupy a privileged position in the Universe.
Testing the Copernican Principle with Hubble Parameter
The basic hypothesis of a post-Copernican Cosmological theory is that al l the points of the Universe have to be essentially equivalent: this hypothesis is required in order to avoid any privileged observer.
Full arguments for dust or plasma filled universes must make use of additional observations but in general there is an inconsistency with being able to see distant extragalactic sources at many wavelengths, the observed CMB spectrum, and the Copernican Principle.
The Cosmic Microwave Background Spectrum
The “Copernican” or “cosmological” principle is logically independent of our theory of gravity, so it is appropriate to state it before discussing GR further.
Dark Matter and Structure Formation in the Universe