Copernicus[kō pʉr′ni kəs]
Copernicus definition by Webster's New World
Copernicus, Nicolaus (L. form of Mikolaj Kopernik) 1473-1543; Pol. astronomer
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- Copernican adjective, noun
Copernicus definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Nicolaus 1473-1543.
Polish astronomer who advanced the theory that Earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, disrupting the Ptolemaic system of astronomy.