- The universe is the whole of all matter, energy, planets, galaxies and space.
An example of universe is where everyone and everything exists.
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- the totality of all the things that exist; creation; the cosmos
- the world, or earth, as the scene of human activity
- a field or sphere, as of thought or activity, regarded as a distinct, comprehensive system
- Math. a universal set
Origin: L universum, the universe from neuter of universus, all together from unus, one plush versus, past participle of vertere, to turn: see verse
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- All matter and energy, including the earth, the galaxies, and the contents of intergalactic space, regarded as a whole.
- a. The earth together with all its inhabitants and created things.b. The human race.
- The sphere or realm in which something exists or takes place.
- Logic See universe of discourse.
- Statistics See population.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French univers, from Latin ūniversum, from neuter of ūniversus, whole : ūnus, one; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots + versus, past participle of vertere, to turn; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
universe - Computer Definition
A relational DBMS from IBM that runs on the major Unix and Windows servers. By 1997, more than a million seats had been sold. UniVerse includes its own BASIC programming environment and a variety of tools and enhancements for programming UniVerse applications. UniVerse was originally developed by Ardent Software, which was acquired by Informix and then IBM. It is part of IBM's U2 product family. See UniData.
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