Ptolemaic system: Meaning and Definition of

Ptol'ema'ic sys'tem

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— Astron. Astron.
  1. a system elaborated by Ptolemy and subsequently modified by others, according to which the earth was the fixed center of the universe, with the heavenly bodies moving about it.
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