Ekpyrotic Definition

Of or relating to a cosmological theory proposing that the known universe originated in the collision of two other three-dimensional universes traveling in a hidden fourth dimension. This scenario does not require a singularity at the moment of the Big Bang.
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Origin of Ekpyrotic

  • Greek ekpurōsis conflagration, cyclically recurring conflagration in which the universe is destroyed and reborn according to Stoic philosophy (from ex, ek out of eghs in Indo-European roots) (pūr, pur- fire paəwr̥ in Indo-European roots) (-ōsis n. suff.) –otic

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

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