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Copernican system

(Encyclopedia)Copernican system, first modern European theory of planetary motion that was heliocentric, i.e., that placed the sun motionless at the center of the solar system with all the planets, including the ea...

Ptolemaic system

(Encyclopedia)Ptolemaic system tŏlˌəmāˈĭk, historically the most influential of the geocentric cosmological theories, i.e., theories that placed the earth motionless at the center of the universe with all cel...

Copernicus, Nicholas

(Encyclopedia)Copernicus, Nicholas kōpûrˈnĭkəs [key], Pol. Mikotaj Kopérnik, 1473–1543, Polish astronomer. After studying astronomy at the Univ. of Kraków, he spent a number of years in Italy studying vari...

digestive system

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Digestive system digestive system, in the animal kingdom, a group of organs functioning in digestion and assimilation of food and elimination of wastes. Virtually all animals have a digestive ...

decimal system

(Encyclopedia)decimal system [Lat.,=of tenths], numeration system based on powers of 10. A number is written as a row of digits, with each position in the row corresponding to a certain power of 10. A decimal point...

Continental System

(Encyclopedia)Continental System, scheme of action adopted by Napoleon I in his economic warfare with England from 1806 to 1812. Economic warfare had been carried on before 1806, but the system itself was initiated...

cooling system

(Encyclopedia)cooling system: see air conditioning; internal-combustion engine; refrigeration. ...

Bach system

(Encyclopedia)Bach system: see Bach, Alexander.

circulatory system

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Circulatory system circulatory system, group of organs that transport blood and the substances it carries to and from all parts of the body. The circulatory system can be considered as compose...

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