Definition of cosmological constant in English:

cosmological constant

Line breaks: cosmo|logic¦al con|stant

noun

Physics
  • An arbitrary constant in the field equations of general relativity.
    More example sentences
    • Einstein introduced the cosmological constant to his equations of general relativity because he believed the universe was static.
    • On the plus side, the vanishing vacuum energy that is implied by supersymmetry ensures that the cosmological constant vanishes.
    • We are making fast progress on understanding the implications of the existence of a cosmological constant for quantum gravity.

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