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big crunch

The time reversal of the Big Bang in which space–time collapses to a singularity. As the big crunch approaches galaxies would start to merge and the temperature associated with the background radiation would increase. The big crunch will occur at the end of time if there is enough mass in the Universe to make it closed. It is currently thought that this is not the case.

big crunch

[¦big ¦krənch]
(astronomy)
A singularity at the origin of a black hole into which all the matter and radiation in a closed universe would eventually collapse. Also known as gnab gib.
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We would have been in a stronger position had we taken all three points but it would take a big collapse from ourselves and Partick Thistle to let others back into the race.
There was a pretty big collapse in the nonprofit software market following the dot-com bust and then 9/11.
Let's just say if you put Jawbox, Helmet and Eddie Money into a blender, The Big Collapse is what you'd get.
There probably won't be a big collapse against the Bruins, either.
The oil industry is a classic example where the big collapse in world prices is forcing a rethink of how the industry operates.
According to HSBC economist Mr Jonathan Loynes: "The interesting aspect of this is the fact that, export orders having nudged down only slightly, that big collapse in the new orders balance appears to have come from the domestic side which up until now h as been helping to prop up manufacturing.
Ms Harman told Andrew Marr: "I think it has been a traumatic thing, this big collapse in confidence and the crisis over MPs' expenses, but we are going to end up with a much cleaner, better, clearer system and everybody can be confident in that and we can address ourselves to the big challenges facing the country.
But the big collapse began three overs later when Ashley Giles signalled his return to form by having youngster Rajin Saleh caught sweeping to backward point where Rikki Clarke took a comfortable catch.
Stewart himsel did not appear to like his caught behind dismissal which triggered the big collapse, and earlier South Africa's main strike bowler Allan Donald was aggrieved when centurion Nasser Hussain survived an appeal for a catch at short leg.
Alex Stewart and Nasser Hussain had scored good half centuries, then came the big collapse.
Kenilworth Wardens are also looking to make sure of voiding the drop but they were beaten by 28 runs at home to Worcester who totalled 193- 8 and then dismissed their hosts for 166 of which Sitanshu Kotak made 45 and Paul Henderson 33 before a big collapse.