gaia-hypothesis

Gaia hypothesis

[gey-uh]
noun
a model of the earth as a self-regulating organism, advanced as an alternative to a mechanistic model.

Origin:
1970–75; < Greek gaîa earth; see Gaea

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Gaia hypothesis or Gaia theory (ˈɡaɪə)
 
n
the theory that the earth and everything on it constitutes a single self-regulating living entity
 
Gaia theory or Gaia theory
 
n

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