big crunch

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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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There has been a big collapse and politics is much more pluralistic and I think the electoral system should reflect that.
It started with TCP and now it seems to be affecting every part of the business leading up to a big collapse.
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.
Woods' body language appeared positive when he came off, but his chances of adding to his haul of 14 majors look very slim and totally dependent on a big collapse from Spieth.
He pointed out that the reason for such breaches and big collapse is that the leadership of Salah al-Din Operations withdrew the Golden Division from Baiji areas and moved it to Tikrit, leaving only the tribal fighters and a brigade of the army and their numbers are very few.
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.