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Copernicus

Latinized form of name of Mikolaj Koppernigk (1473-1543), Prussian Polish physician and canon of the cathedral of Frauenburg who promulgated the theory that the Earth and the planets revolve about the sun. His great work was "De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium." Related: Copernican (1660s).

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Definitions of Copernicus from WordNet

Copernicus (n.)
Polish astronomer who produced a workable model of the solar system with the sun in the center (1473-1543);
Synonyms: Nicolaus Copernicus / Mikolaj Kopernik
Copernicus (n.)
a conspicuous crater on the Moon;
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