big bang

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n big bang (cosmology) the cosmic explosion that is hypothesized to have marked the origin of the universe
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Usage

In literature:

How about crossin' the bridge and findin' him on the other side with a big bang-stick in his hand?
"We Three" by Gouverneur Morris
Bangs knew just where White was to be found, but gave the Marshal a big job before coming across him.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
Sure, you get a big bang out of it, but is it smart?
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Two rivers have to be crossed, and each time the whole train is banged aboard a big steamer.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
But he didn't see any way out of it and he heard the big door bang to behind him with a sinking heart.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
The door leading to his own private office banged open, and two men appeared, shoving through it the big mahogany desk turned edgewise.
"The Making of Bobby Burnit" by George Randolph Chester
Mr. Bangs, stirring the mess in a big iron kettle suspended above the blaze, waved a welcome to the boys, as they came in.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
With a bang the big dictionary slipped from his hands and landed on the floor.
"Battling the Clouds" by Captain Frank Cobb
They could run bang through a big rapid where we'd have to portage.
"The Young Alaskans on the Trail" by Emerson Hough
First, there was a great big bang!
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
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In poetry:

There is one little dream of a beautiful drum -
"Rub-a-dub!" it goeth;
There is one little dream of a big sugar-plum,
And lo! thick and fast the other dreams come
Of popguns that bang, and tin tops that hum,
And a trumpet that bloweth!
"The Rock-A-By Lady" by Eugene Field
Said the Owl, on a shadowy ledge below,
Like a glimmering ball of forgotten snow,
"Pest on that fellow sitting up there,
Always calling the people to prayer!
He shatters my nerves with his Bing, Bang, Bome!—-
Far too big in his house at home!
"The Owl and The Bell" by George MacDonald

In news:

The Nielsen ratings company said Tuesday that "The Big Bang Theory " set a series record with 17.6 million viewers last week.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - "The Big Bang Theory " actress Mayim Bialik and her husband are divorcing after nine years of marriage, she said in a statement on her Facebook page.
Cuoco gets bang out of ' Big Bang Theory '.
"The Big Bang Theory " is huge all right.
" Big Bang Theory " actress Mayim Bialik, husband divorcing.
" Big Bang Theory " star Mayim Bialik and husband to divorce after nine years.
' Big Bang Theory ' star Mayim Bialik divorcing husband.
' Big Bang Theory ' actress Mayim Bialik is getting a divorce.
"Divorce is terribly sad, painful and incomprehensible for children," The " Big Bang Theory " star wrote in a blog post.
' Big Bang Theory ' star Mayim Bialik files for divorce.
Leonard seduces Penny with science in new ' Big Bang Theory '.
' Big Bang Theory ' sets record with 17.63 million viewers.
'The Big Bang Theory ' flash mob.
The cast and crew of 'The Big Bang Theory ' have a little fun with the studio audience.
Tucson News NowCBS comedy ' Big Bang Theory ' hits ratings high.
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In science:

The exploration of gravitational wave might be possible from the detection of the B-mode polarisation in the CMB anisotropy and it is hoped to make more progress in that direction once we get the more precise data from Planck and Big Bang Observer .
Inflationary Hubble Parameter from the Gravitational Wave Spectrum in the General Slow-roll Approximation
Specifically, when there is at least one massless scalar field present, the physical sector of the theory was constructed in detail and then used to show that the big bang is replaced by a quantum bounce.
Robustness of key features of loop quantum cosmology
Yet, the physical content of the solutions to the two constraints is dramatically different: while none of the states of the WDW theory which are semi-classical at late times can escape the big bang singularity, all their analogs in LQC do just that.
Robustness of key features of loop quantum cosmology
The resulting dynamics resolves the singularity, replacing the big bang by a big bounce.
Robustness of key features of loop quantum cosmology
In the first case there is a big bang singularity and in the second, a big crunch singularity.
Robustness of key features of loop quantum cosmology
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