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Gaia

Pronunciation: /ˈɡīə/
1 (also Gaea, Ge) Greek Mythology The Earth personified as a goddess, daughter of Chaos. She was the mother and wife of Uranus (Heaven); their offspring included the Titans and the Cyclopes.
Greek, 'Earth'
2The earth viewed as a vast self-regulating organism.
1970s: coined by James Lovelock, at the suggestion of the writer William Golding, from the name of the goddess Gaia
Example sentences
  • He advocated its use to alter the insect life of earth in order to venture beyond the homeostasis concept to the mythical state of Gaia.
  • But the life span of Gaia has to be measured in hundreds of millions, even in billions, of years.
  • If Gaia didn't luck upon the right system for that problem on the first try, things would quickly become grim.

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Syllabification: Gai·a

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