closed Universe


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closed Universe

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closed universe

[¦klōzd ′yü·nə‚vərs]
(astronomy)
A cosmological model in which the volume of the universe is finite and in which the expansion of the universe will slow to a halt billions of years in the future, and the universe will then contract, becoming progressively denser, until it ends in a fireball similar to the big bang.
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Implementation of the key ISC interface between control layer and applications layer is becoming mandatory in RFPs, forcing open the formerly closed universe of telecom applications development.
I have no doubt that progressives are vastly outnumbered and outshouted, but it is not a closed universe.
A closed universe, however, would have a limit, meaning that it would expand like a huge cosmic explosion, and would then collapse in u on itself.
But the difference in volume between an open and a closed universe becomes significant only when astronomers consider a chunk of universe containing distant objects.