Ptolemaic

Ptol`e*ma"ic

(?), a. Of or pertaining to Ptolemy, the geographer and astronomer.
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Ptolemaic system (Astron.), the system maintained by Ptolemy, who supposed the earth to be fixed in the center of the universe, with the sun and stars revolving around it. This theory was received for ages, until superseded by the Copernican system.
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