Definition of big crunch in English:

big crunch

Syllabification: big crunch

noun

Astronomy
A contraction of the universe to a state of extremely high density and temperature, hypothesized as a possible scenario for its demise.
More example sentences
  • The idea at that time was a cycle in which our three-dimensional universe goes through periods of expansion beginning from the Big Bang and then reversal to contraction and a big crunch.
  • As a result, 100 billion years after the Big Bang will come the big crunch.
  • Furthermore the big bang and the big crunch are actually the same event, just viewed from different directions.

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