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expanding universe

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noun Astronomy.

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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Nearby words

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Origin of expanding universe

First recorded in 1930–35
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