Gaia

noun
\ˈgī-ə \

Definition of Gaia 

: the hypothesis that the living and nonliving components of earth function as a single system in such a way that the living component regulates and maintains conditions (such as the temperature of the ocean or composition of the atmosphere) so as to be suitable for life also : this system regarded as a single organism

First Known Use of Gaia

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Gaia

after Greek Gaîa, a primordial earth goddess in Greek myth, literally, "earth" — more at geo-

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