steady-state theory


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steady-state theory

n
(Astronomy) a cosmological theory postulating that the universe exists throughout time in a steady state such that the average density of matter does not vary with distance or time. Matter is continuously created in the space left by the receding stars and galaxies of the expanding universe. Compare big-bang theory
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steady-state theory

n (Phys) → Gleichgewichtstheorie f
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Based on the theory of the aircraft aerodynamic lift, the steady-state theory of automobile aerodynamic lift suggests that the air flowing velocity through the upper is faster than the bottom because the upper surface of car-body is longer than the bottom surface.
Its approach to history, for example, is simplistic, amounting to a steady-state theory of religious change, with mainline churches always declining and "sects" always growing.
This survey, though overinterpreted at the time, was to drive the final nail into the coffin for the steady-state theory of cosmology as envisioned by Fred Hoyle, Thomas Gold, and Hermann Bondi.