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 for geocentric
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Geocentric \Ge`o*cen"tric\, Geocentrical \Ge`o*cen"tric*al\, a.
     [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + ke`ntron center: cf. F.
     g['e]ocentrique.] (Astron.)
     (a) Having, considering, or based on, the earth as center;
         as, the geocentric theory of the universe; in relation to
         or seen from the earth, -- usually opposed to
         heliocentric, as seen from the sun; as, the geocentric
         longitude or latitude of a planet.
         [1913 Webster + Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     Geocentric latitude (of place) the angle included between
        the radius of the earth through the place and the plane of
        the equator, in distinction from geographic latitude. It
        is a little less than the geographic latitude.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having the earth as the center [ant: heliocentric]

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