inflationary universe cosmology
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Related to inflationary universe cosmology: Inflation theory
inflationary universe cosmology[in′flā·shə‚ner·ē ′yü·nə‚vərs käz′mäl·ə·jē]
A theory of the evolution of the early universe which asserts that at some early time the observable universe underwent a period of exponential expansion, during which the scale of the universe increased by at least 28 orders of magnitude.
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