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/ˈyo͞onəˌvərs/,
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universes, plural;
  1. All existing matter and space considered as a whole; the cosmos. The universe is believed to be at least 10 billion light years in diameter and contains a vast number of galaxies; it has been expanding since its creation in the Big Bang about 13 billion years ago

  2. A particular sphere of activity, interest, or experience
    • - the front parlor was the hub of her universe

  1. everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"
  2. population: (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn; "it is an estimate of the mean of the population"
  3. everything stated or assumed in a given discussion
  4. The universe is commonly defined as the totality of everything that exists, including all physical matter and energy, the planets, stars, galaxies, and the contents of intergalactic space, although this usage may differ with the context (see definitions, below). ...
  5. Rocket U2 is a suite of database management (DBMS) and supporting software now owned by Rocket Software. It includes two MultiValue database platforms: UniData and UniVerse. ...
  6. Universe is a black-and-white short documentary made in 1960 by the National Film Board of Canada. It dramatizes the nightly work of an astronomer at the David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill, Ontario, a facility that is owned and operated by the University of Toronto, Canada. ...
  7. Universe is a 1976 short documentary film directed by Lester Novros. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.
  8. Air is a Japanese visual novel developed by Key which was originally released as an adult game on September 8, 2000 playable on personal computers (PC) as a CD-ROM. Subsequent versions with the adult content removed were sold playable on the PC, Dreamcast, and PlayStation 2. ...
  9. Universe is a 512-page, non-fiction book by nine British co-authors (listed alphabetically below) with a short Foreword by Sir Martin Rees, first published in 2005. ...
  10. The sum of everything that exists in the cosmos, including time and space itself; same as the Universe; An entity similar to our Universe; one component of a larger entity known as the multiverse; Everything under consideration; An imaginary collection of worlds
  11. (universes) A term used in this book to refer to the outer universe and the inner universe, and also to imply that the fullness of God's creation is not a simple one thing, but a profoundly complex, divine, and even incomprehensible and interwoven Whole. ...
  12. The total group of people or businesses that are being targeted in a campaign or all those who are potential buyers for a product or service.
  13. a whole system of created things. The universes are three in number. The first of these is one’s own universe. The second would be the material universe, which is the universe of matter, energy, space and time, which is the common meeting ground of all of us. ...
  14. The total number of units (for example, individuals, households, or businesses) in the population of interest.
  15. An estimated number of households or people within a survey area.
  16. The universe is all that exists, taken as a total.
  17. Total number of individuals that might be included in a mailing list, or all those who meet a set of specifications.
  18. All homes in a market, also known as HHs or a demographically defined group such as adults 25-54.
  19. The total celestial cosmos. According to Gott et al. the universe seems to be on a large scale isotropic, homogeneous, matter-dominated, and with negligible pressure. ...
  20. The population chosen for a study. For example the cable TV universe includes those homes that receive cable.
  21. Group of people about which a survey research is trying to generalize when conducting a public opinion poll. See Public Opinion in ThisNation's online textbook.
  22. The totality of all matter and radiation and the space occupied by same.
  23. "An omni-interaccommodative, nonsimultaneous, and only partially overlapping, omni-intertransforming, self-regenerating scenario." (Buckminster Fuller) The aggregate of all experience. ...
  24. (in  life (biology): Hypotheses of origins)
  25. The total entity of interest in a sampling program, often together with some structural features. The EMAP universe is the entire United States, together with adjoining waters. (See related: population.)