Main definitions of homocentric in English

: homocentric1homocentric2

homocentric1

adjective

  • Having the same centre.

    • ‘Many of the early commentators believed that Plato was the inspiration for Eudoxus's representation of planetary motion by his system of homocentric spheres.’
    • ‘This rare spectacle surprised both local residents and travelers on International Labour Day as they saw the shining sun surrounded by two bright homocentric circles.’
    • ‘He is a strong supporter of Eudoxus's theory of homocentric spheres which consisted of a number of rotating spheres, each sphere rotating about an axis through the centre of the Earth.’

Pronunciation:

homocentric

/ˌhɒmə(ʊ)ˈsɛntrɪk//ˌhəʊmə(ʊ)ˈsɛntrɪk/

Main definitions of homocentric in English

: homocentric1homocentric2

homocentric2

adjective

  • ‘a homocentric attitude to nature’
    another term for anthropocentric
    • ‘In his book he expressed this homocentric notion clearly.’
    • ‘Far from reflecting some underlying natural system, Cuvier's use of the nervous system in his classification schemes had a homocentric starting point.’
    • ‘For all their claims to being the guardians of life, the truth is that they're at least as homocentric as anyone else.’

Pronunciation:

homocentric

/ˌhɒmə(ʊ)ˈsɛntrɪk//ˌhəʊmə(ʊ)ˈsɛntrɪk/