closed universe

closed universe
(cosmology) a universe that is spatially closed and in which there is sufficient matter to halt the expansion that began with the big bang; the visible matter is only 10 percent of the matter required for closure but there may be large amounts of dark matter
Topics: ↑cosmology, ↑cosmogony, ↑cosmogeny
Hypernyms: ↑universe, ↑existence, ↑creation, ↑world, ↑cosmos, ↑macrocosm

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