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[gey-uh] /ˈgeɪ ə/

a model of the earth as a self-regulating organism, advanced as an alternative to a mechanistic model.
the theory that the earth and everything on it constitutes a single self-regulating living entity

the hypothesis that the earth and its atmosphere should be regarded a living self-regulating organism
Word Origin

theory of James Lovelock, named for the Greek Earth goddess Gaea


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