universe: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (y'nu-vûrs"), [key]
— n.
  1. the totality of known or supposed objects and phenomena throughout space; the cosmos; macrocosm.
  2. the whole world, esp. with reference to humanity: a truth known throughout the universe.
  3. a world or sphere in which something exists or prevails: his private universe.
  4. Also calledthe aggregate of all the objects, attributes, and relations assumed or implied in a given discussion.
  5. Also calledthe set of all elements under discussion for a given problem.
  6. the entire population under study.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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