Etymology: Coined in 2001 by Paul Steinhardt, from Ancient Greek εκπυρωσις (ekpurÅsis) "conflagration, ecpyrosis", referring in w:Stoic philosophy, Stoic philosophy to the destruction and recreation of the world in fire.
- Used in the names "ekpyrotic universe" or "ekpyrotic scenario", coined specifically to name this theory (see w:Ekpyrotic, Wikipedia article).
- Relating to the ekpyrotic scenario, e.g. ekpyrotic cosmology.
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