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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Early 17th century from Greek homo- ‘same’ + -centric.

Pronunciation

homocentric

/ˌhəʊmə(ʊ)ˈsɛntrɪk/ /ˌhɒmə(ʊ)ˈsɛntrɪk/

Main definitions of homocentric in English

: homocentric1homocentric2

homocentric2

adjective

another term for anthropocentric
‘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.’

Origin

Early 20th century from Latin homo ‘human being, man’ + -centric.

Pronunciation

homocentric

/ˌhəʊmə(ʊ)ˈsɛntrɪk/ /ˌhɒmə(ʊ)ˈsɛntrɪk/