cosmic censorship hypothesis
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cosmic censorship hypothesis[′käz·mik ′sen·sər‚ship hī‚päth·ə·səs]
The hypothesis that a system which evolves according to the equations of general relativity from an initial state that does not have singularities or any unusual properties will not develop any space-time singularities that would be visible from large distances.
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