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oscillating Universe(os -ă-layt-ing) (pulsating Universe) A closed Universe in which collapse is followed by a reexpansion.
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oscillating universe[′äs·ə‚lād·iŋ ′yü·nə‚vərs]
An extension of the closed universe model in which the universe, after contracting toward a singularity, undergoes another big bang to begin a new cycle, and thenceforth oscillates between successive expansions and contractions, each contraction followed by a new big bang.
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