Big-crunch meaning

One of three possible end points of the expanding universe according to the Big Bang theory, when the expansion of space-time initiated at the Big Bang decelerates to a stop and then contracts, causing the universe to collapse.
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The convergence of all matter, energy, and space into a single, minute point. This convergence is hypothesized to be the final event in the universe in some cosmological theories.
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(astronomy) A singularity at the centre of a black hole, or the final result of the Big Crunch.
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(astronomy) The hypothetic eventual collapse of the universe that would happen if it did not continue to expand.
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Origin of big-crunch

  • On the model of Big Bang

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition