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English noun: universe

1. universe (object) everything that exists anywhere


SamplesThey study the evolution of the universe.
The biggest tree in existence.


Synonymscosmos, creation, existence, macrocosm, world


Broader (hypernym)natural object


Narrower (hyponym)closed universe, natural order, nature


Part holonymcelestial body, estraterrestrial body, extraterrestrial object, heavenly body


Member holonymextragalactic nebula, galaxy

2. universe (cognition) (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn


SamplesIt is an estimate of the mean of the population.


Synonymspopulation


Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection


Narrower (hyponym)subpopulation


Domain categorystatistics

3. universe (cognition) everything stated or assumed in a given discussion


Synonymsuniverse of discourse


Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object









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