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Definition of the noun ylem

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noun - plural: ylems

  1. (cosmology) the original matter that (according to the big bang theory) existed before the formation of the chemical elements

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  1. [physics, astronomy, cosmology, now chiefly historical] In the Big Bang theory, the hot and dense plasma of which the cosmos consisted at the time of recombination in an early stage of its expansion and cooling, when the first atoms formed and photons decoupled, the source of the cosmic background radiation.


  1. "Ylem" is a composition by Karlheinz Stockhausen for a variable ensemble of 19 or more players, and is given the work number 37 in his catalogue of compositions.
  2. "Ylem" is the sixth full length studio release from German melodic black metal band Dark Fortress; and the second to feature new vocalist Morean. The album was released on January 22, 2010 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and on January 25, 2010 for the rest of Europe. It was also released on February 9, 2010 in the United States of America.


Ylem is a term that was used by George Gamow, Ralph Alpher, and their associates in the late 1940s for a hypothetical original substance or condensed state of matter, which became subatomic particles and elements as we understand them today. The term ylem was actually coined by Ralph Alpher.

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Google previewInformation Arts (2002)

Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology by Stephen Wilson

Ylem is an organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, focused on the exploration of the relationship between art and science.

Google previewAstroparticle Physics (2016)

Physics, Particle physics by CTI Reviews

Ylem: Ylem is a term which was used ...

Google previewDescriptive Inorganic, Coordination, and Solid State Chemistry (2016)

Chemistry, Inorganic chemistry by CTI Reviews

Ylem is a term which was used by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cosmology (Routledge Revivals) (2014)

Historical, Philosophical, and Scientific Foundations of Modern Cosmology by Norriss S. Hetherington

YLEM. In 1948 the American Ralph Alpher, a pioneer in the study of nuclear building-up processes in an early universe...

fluid that was of a comparatively low temperatureand thatdid notbreak nuclearbonds, Ylem wasa primordial veryhot gas.

Google previewChembers 21 Century Dictionary

by Allied

ylem. Yellow Pages c- plural noun, trademark a telephone directory, or a section of one, printed on yellow paper, in which entries are classified and arranged in sub-sections according to the nature of the trade or profession of the individuals or ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Petroleum Science and Technology (1993)

by Magdeleine Moureau, Gerald Brace

ylem - plasma primitif ; ylem m. ylide - ylure m, espèce chimique. yocto -yocto, préfixe représentant 10~ 14, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1904)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge, with a New Atlas of the World by William Dwight Whitney

ylem' attendance upon the duke, .c amber to the prince. Clarendon. (bi) Attention ; regard; careful application of mind. Give attendance to reading. 1 Tim. iv. 18. (oi) A waiting on, as in expectation. Locke. The other ...

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Ylem Meaning

Video shows what ylem means. In the Big Bang theory, the hot and dense plasma of which the cosmos consisted at the time of recombination in an early stage of ...

Scrabble value of Y4L1E1M3

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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