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steady state theory

n.
The theory describing a steady state universe. Also called continuous creation theory.
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stead′y state′ the`ory


n.
a theory that maintains that the average temperature and density of the universe are held constant through the creation of new matter and energy as the universe expands. Compare big bang theory.
[1950–55]
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steady state theory

The theory that the universe has always existed and been expanding. This theory, which was formulated in 1954, has been largely rejected in favor of the big bang theory.
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Noun1.steady state theory - (cosmology) the theory that the universe maintains a constant average density with matter created to fill the void left by galaxies that are receding from each other; "the steady state theory has been abandoned in favor of the big bang theory"
scientific theory - a theory that explains scientific observations; "scientific theories must be falsifiable"
cosmogeny, cosmogony, cosmology - the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe
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He stubbornly held to his steady state theory that the universe has always existed.
The survey of the development of modern cosmology, with emphasis on big bang models and their triumph over the steady state theory, shows how religious discussions accompanied the scientific advances.
The steady state theory seemed to solve a problem posed by the Big Bang model, which suggested that the universe was younger than many of its stars.
For years science argued that the universe had not been created and would not end (Steady State theory), and was reluctant at first to accept the Big Bang theory, which proved that it had been created.