geocentric coordinate system


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geocentric coordinate system

(jee-oh-sen -trik) A coordinate system, such as the ecliptic coordinate system, in which the position of a celestial body is referred to the center of the Earth. Compare heliocentric coordinate system; topocentric coordinates.

geocentric coordinate system

[¦jē·ō¦sen·trik kō′ȯrd·ən·ət ‚sis·təm]