Gaia hypothesis

[gey-uh]

Origin of Gaia hypothesis

1970–75; < Greek gaîa earth; see Gaea
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British Dictionary definitions for gaia hypothesis

Gaia hypothesis

Gaia theory

noun
  1. the theory that the earth and everything on it constitutes a single self-regulating living entity
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