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Ptolemaic system   /tˌɑləmˈeɪɪk sˈɪstəm/   Listen
Ptolemaic system

(astronomy) Ptolemy's model of the universe with the Earth at the center.

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... period wonderful progress was made in astronomy. Copernicus, a German or Polish priest (1473-1543), detected the error of the Ptolemaic system, which made not the sun, but the earth, the center of the solar system. Thus a revolution was made in that science. Tycho Brahe, a Danish astronomer (1546-1601), was a most accurate and indefatigable observer, although he did not adopt the Copernican theory. His pupil Kepler ...
— Outline of Universal History • George Park Fisher

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