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