- 1 (the universe) 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.More example sentences
- Among the many mysteries in the universe is the dark matter in galaxies and clusters.
- This implied that the universe was expanding and led the way to the Big Bang theory.
- Many people want to find God in the creation of the universe, in the big bang that started it all off.
- 2A particular sphere of activity or experience: the front parlour was the hub of her universeMore example sentences
- I knew that Truth was peace and joy and I knew it was effortless, but thinking this and experiencing this are universes apart.
- They spiced up our holiday and enabled us to discover their universes and their cultures, familial and national.
- Flynn remembers meeting them in a challenge game a few years back in Ballymun but aside from that they have inhabited separate universes.
- 3 ( Logic also universe of discourse) another term for universal set.More example sentences
- This arrangement, however, has the unusual feature that, for every grammatical subject of such a universally quantified sentence, there will be a different universe of discourse.
- Also challenged is the view that conversion entails changes in the beliefs, values, identities, and the universe of discourse of individuals.
- Similarly, one can prove the consistency of predicate logic (or the pure epsilon calculus), by specializing to interpretations where the universe of discourse has a single element.
late Middle English: from Old French univers or Latin universum, neuter of universus 'combined into one, whole', from uni- 'one' + versus 'turned' (past participle of vertere).