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Copernicus, Nicolaus Syllabification: Co·per·ni·cus, Nicolaus
Pronunciation: /kəˈpərnikəs/

Definition of Copernicus, Nicolaus in English:

(1473–1543), Polish astronomer; Latinized name of Mikołaj Kopernik. He proposed a model of the solar system in which the planets orbit in perfect circles around the sun; his work ultimately led to rejection of the established geocentric cosmology.
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