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Geocentric

Geocentric

It literally means with the Earth in the center.

In the case of a coordinate system it means that they have their origin in the center of the Earth.

The word also has a historical significance, because as a geocentric system it is understood that system of the world that survived until the time of Copernicus, according to which the Earth was motionless in the center of the Universe and all the other celestial bodies revolved around it.


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