What is universe?

  • (noun): Everything stated or assumed in a given discussion.
    Synonyms: universe of discourse
    See also — Additional definitions below

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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Some articles on 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
Hubble Deep Field - Scientific Results
... As the universe expands, more distant objects recede from the Earth faster, in what is called the Hubble Flow ... larger proportion of disturbed 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 ... to estimate the variation in the rate of star formation over the lifetime of the universe ...
Andromeda - 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 ...

More definitions of "universe":

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

Famous quotes containing the word universe:

    If we parents accept that problems are an essential part of life’s challenges, rather than reacting to every problem as if something has gone wrong with universe that’s supposed to be perfect, we can demonstrate serenity and confidence in problem solving for our kids....By telling them that we know they have a problem and we know they can solve it, we can pass on a realistic attitude as well as empower our children with self-confidence and a sense of their own worth.
    Barbara Coloroso (20th century)

    There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
    Henry Fielding (1707–1754)

    Given for one instant an intelligence which could comprehend all the forces by which nature is animated and the respective positions of the beings which compose it, if moreover this intelligence were vast enough to submit these data to analysis, it would embrace in the same formula both the movements of the largest bodies in the universe and those of the lightest atom; to it nothing would be uncertain, and the future as the past would be present to its eyes.
    Pierre Simon De Laplace (1749–1827)