Try Our Apps


Is irregardless a word?

Gaia hypothesis

[gey-uh] /ˈgeɪ ə/
a model of the earth as a self-regulating organism, advanced as an alternative to a mechanistic model.
Origin of Gaia hypothesis
1970-75; < Greek gaîa earth; see Gaea Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Gaia hypothesis
Contemporary Examples
British Dictionary definitions for Gaia hypothesis

Gaia hypothesis

the theory that the earth and everything on it constitutes a single self-regulating living entity
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Contemporary definitions for Gaia hypothesis

the hypothesis that the earth and its atmosphere should be regarded a living self-regulating organism

Word Origin

theory of James Lovelock, named for the Greek Earth goddess Gaea's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014, LLC
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Gaia hypothesis

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Gaia

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for gaia hypothesis