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Published: 1st September 2021

Citation: Astronist Institution. (2021). Degradation. Available: Last accessed [enter date e.g. 1st Sept 2021].


noun  Astroeschatology

a prophesied period of gradual decline (called the Devolution) experienced as a result of humanity’s inability to initiate the Humanic Exploration of The Cosmos (including the Astronomic Revolution and Space Revolution) before a stipulated time.


Degradational | ˌ dɛɡrəˈ deɪʃ(ə)n(ə)l | noun
Ptosarian | ˈ təʊsɛːrɪən | adjective & noun
Ptosarianism | ˈ təʊsɛːrɪənɪz(ə)m | noun
Ptosis | ˈ təʊsɪs | noun
Ptotic | ˈ təʊtɪk | adjective
Ptotically | ˈ təʊtɪk(ə)li | adverb


Astro-English: from Astronese, the word degradation is used in its general sense but with different implication in the context of the Astroeschatology; indeed, it relates to a decline, a descent but one caused by humanity’s aversion to the scope for transcension and will hence lead to humanity’s extinction if such a downward course is continued; use of the word ptosarianism is based on the Greek word ptósi meaning “fall” to denote the Degradation of humankind.

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