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multiverse

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌltɪvəːs
 
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Definition of multiverse in English:

noun

1The universe considered as lacking order or a single ruling and guiding power.
Example sentences
  • If you adopt the idea of the multiverse, the anthropic principle may seem to furnish one of the oddest proofs for the existence of God yet promoted by human minds.
  • I conclude that the multiverse is ontologically equivalent to naïve deism.
  • In reply, a theist can appeal to the ultimate contingency that surfaces in the questions, ‘Why is there a multiverse?’
1.1A hypothetical space or realm consisting of a number of universes, of which our own universe is only one.
Example sentences
  • He treats the multiverse as if it were a quantum computer.
  • Reality is a multiverse rather than a simple universe.
  • That would explain a lot of the nonlocal quatum effects, and allows for the multiverse, hidden variable, and the state vector collapse.

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