Definitions for "COPERNICAN SYSTEM"
Copernicus' astronomical model in which the Earth rotates around the sun
A theory of planetary motions, proposed by Copernicus, according to which all planets move in circular orbits around the Sun, the ones closer to the Sun moving faster, with the Earth itself a planet orbiting between Venus and Mars.
The Copernican system is the model of the solar system in which the planets (including the Earth) orbit the sun. This controversial theory was developed by Copernicus.