Ptolemaic system

(redirected from Geocentric System)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Related to Geocentric System: Heliocentric System
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Words related to Ptolemaic system

(astronomy) Ptolemy's model of the universe with the Earth at the center

References in periodicals archive ?
Aristotle attacked this idea and instead worked out a geocentric system of more than fifty rotating and counter rotating crystalline spheres.
The Ptolemaic geocentric system (from Greek ge=the Earth") collapsed, and the Earth was now removed from the center of the Universe to the role of a smallish planet.
The analogy between machine and universe, expressed in Camoes is an early Renaissance model which still reflects a geocentric system.
The geocentric ideal will require of individual managers an ability to understand a foreign cultur and informal systems of subsidiaries and headquarters in order to function well in the more intense interaction and cooperation in a geocentric system.
In the Czech Republic, the geocentric system ETRS89 is performed using the points of NULRAD and DOPNUL networks coordinates.