ekpyrotic

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Coined in 2001 by Paul Steinhardt, from Ancient Greek εκπυρωσι&ς (ekpurōsis) "conflagration, ekpyrosis", referring in Stoic philosophy to the destruction and recreation of the world in fire.

Adjective[edit]

ekpyrotic (not comparable)

  1. Used in the names "ekpyrotic universe" or "ekpyrotic scenario", coined specifically to name this theory.
  2. Relating to the ekpyrotic scenario, e.g. ekpyrotic cosmology.

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