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heliocentric

he·li·o·cen·tric

heliocentric

pronunciation:
hi li o sen trihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having the sun's center as an imagined vantage point or as a starting point for measurements.
definition 2: considered to have the sun as a center.
derivations: heliocentrically (adv.), heliocentricism (n.), heliocentricity (n.)
Word Parts
The word heliocentric contains the following parts:
heli, helio Greek root that means sun
synonyms:
sol1
 
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.