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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Ptol·e·ma·ic /ˌtɑləˈmeɪk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ptol·e·ma·ic a. Of or pertaining to Ptolemy, the geographer and astronomer.
 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 This theory was received for ages, until superseded by the Copernican system.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or relating to the astronomer Ptolemy
      2: of or relating to the geocentric Ptolemaic system; "in the
         Ptolemaic system of planetary motion the earth is fixed as
         the center of the universe with the sun and moon and
         planets revolving around it"