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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.


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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