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Meaning of big bang theory

big' bang' the"ory

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— Astron. Astron.
  1. a theory that deduces a cataclysmic birth of the universefrom the observed expansion of the universe, cosmic background radiation, abundance of the elements, and the laws of physics. Also calledCf.
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