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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... 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 ... 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 ...
... In economics and marketing a universe is a population to be studied or measured ... 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 ...
... As the universe expands, more distant objects recede from the Earth faster, in what is called the Hubble Flow ... 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 ... in the rate of star formation over the lifetime of the universe ...
... native of Atlantis in the Marvel comics universe Andromeda (Pantheon) Laurel Gand codenamed Andromeda, character of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the DC ...
... Universe Spy Changer Optimus Prime with Prowl (2004) The parallel-universe spanning Transformers Universe line also featured a yellow repaint of the Spy Changer ...
More definitions of "universe":
- (noun): Everything stated or assumed in a given discussion.
Synonyms: universe of discourse
- (noun): (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn.
Famous quotes containing the word universe:
“The universe constantly and obediently answers to our conceptions; whether we travel fast or slow, the track is laid for us. Let us spend our lives in conceiving then. The poet or the artist never yet had so fair and noble a design but some of his posterity at least could accomplish it.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Only the other day I was inquiring of an entire bed of old- fashioned roses, forced to listen to my ramblings on the meaning of the universe as I sat cross-legged in the lotus position in front of them.”
—Prince Charles (b. 1948)
“How weak and little is the light,
All the universe of sight,
Love and delight,
Before the might,
If you love it not, of night.”
—Edward Thomas (18781917)