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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