What is universe?

  • (noun): (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn.
    Synonyms: population
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Universe

The universe is commonly defined as the totality of existence, including planets, stars, galaxies, the contents of intergalactic space, and all matter and energy. Definitions and usage vary and similar terms include the cosmos, the world and nature.

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Shape of The Universe
... The shape or geometry of the universe includes both local geometry in the observable universe and global geometry, which we may or may not be able to measure ... to the spatial section in comoving coordinates of the four-dimensional space-time of the universe ... If the observable universe is smaller than the entire universe (in some models it is many orders of magnitude smaller), one cannot determine the global structure by observation one is limited to a small patch ...
Universe (economics)
... In economics and marketing a universe is a population to be studied or measured ... In economics a population to be measured is described as a "universe", and the measures which are generated are intended to reflect the behavior of that population ... Different statistical surveys may measure related, but different, universes and have to be adjusted to reflect this difference ...
Andromeda - Comics
... Andromeda (Marvel Comics), character native of Atlantis in the Marvel comics universe Andromeda (Pantheon) Laurel Gand codenamed Andromeda, character of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the DC comics universe ...
Optimus Prime - Transformers: Universe - Toys
... Universe Spy Changer Optimus Prime with Prowl (2004) The parallel-universe spanning Transformers Universe line also featured a yellow repaint of the Spy Changer version of Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime ...
Hubble Deep Field - Scientific Results
... As the universe expands, more distant objects recede from the Earth faster, in what is called the Hubble Flow ... and irregular galaxies than the local universe galaxy collisions and mergers were more common in the young universe as it was much smaller than today ... in the rate of star formation over the lifetime of the universe ...

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Famous quotes containing the word universe:

    In his comprehensive delight in all experience Dickens resembles Walt Whitman, but he was innocent of that nebulous transcendentalism that blurred Whitman’s universe into vast misty panoramas and left him, for all his huge democratic vistas, unable to tell a story or paint a single concrete human being.
    Edgar Johnson (1912–1990)

    Philosophically considered, the universe is composed of Nature and the Soul.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    When one is altering the face of the universe one cannot remember small helpful acts.
    Alice Foote MacDougall (1867–1945)