Big Crunch

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Big Crunch

n.
One of three possible end points of the expanding universe according to the Big Bang theory, when the expansion of spacetime initiated at the Big Bang decelerates to a stop and then contracts, causing the universe to collapse.

[On the model of Big Bang.]
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He pointed out that the reason for such breaches and big collapse is that the leadership of Salah al-Din Operations withdrew the Golden Division from Baiji areas and moved it to Tikrit, leaving only the tribal fighters and a brigade of the army and their numbers are very few.
A fall in 2006 did forewarn of the big collapse in 2009.
Some 100 volunteers spent the day lining thousands of white breeze blocks through the city centre, before the big collapse at 3pm.
Juve are comfortably clear in the Serie A as well, and barring a big collapse will defend their league title, which also allows Conte to focus more on the Europa League.
In India, there was a sharp cyclical slowdown and a big collapse in earnings.
Unless they open the door completely and have a big collapse then it's over, it's been over for a long time.
My runout started a big collapse and that was unfortunate," he said.
Buddhism, the monarchy and the military have been the principal shapers of its evolution from peasant society to a modern industrial power house that has seen its economy almost in continuous boom (with a big collapse in 1997 and short pause three years ago) for two generations.
MINNEAPOLIS - Mike Aviles homered, and the Boston Red Sox bullpen just barely avoided another big collapse in a 7-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins last night.
We matched them in the first-half and actually played quite well, but there was a big collapse in the second-half and I'm not really sure quite why that was.
There has been a big collapse and politics is much more pluralistic and I think the electoral system should reflect that.
It started with TCP and now it seems to be affecting every part of the business leading up to a big collapse.