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View synonyms for expanding universe

expanding universe

noun

, Astronomy.
  1. a concept or representation of the universe, based on the observed redshifts of distant galaxies, in which the galaxies are assumed to be receding from each other at a speed proportional to their separation as a result of the expansion of the universe.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of expanding universe1

First recorded in 1930–35
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Example Sentences

By the 1990s, the Big Bang theory of the expanding universe had been established beyond reasonable doubt, but questions remained.

Either now, or in the future of an ever-faster expanding universe.

The beauty is in the ratios, and they persist forever even in the expanding universe.

The significance of the expanding universe is that it creates room for things to happen.

For even with 14 billion years of an expanding universe and almost 4 billion years of life on Earth, nature has explored only the tiniest fraction of all of the possible designs.

With his support of gay marriage, President Obama has opened a new door in the ever-expanding universe of civil rights.

Edward Hubble, the greatest astronomer of the 20th century, who discovered the expanding universe, he was inspired by Jules Verne.

The imagination of man had expanded with the expanding universe.

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