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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Some articles on 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 Andromeda Shun ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Hubble Deep Field - Scientific Results
... 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 ... the variation in the rate of star formation over the lifetime of the universe ...

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Famous quotes containing the word universe:

    Is that dance slowing in the mind of man
    That made him think the universe could hum?
    Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)

    It sometimes strikes me that the whole of science is a piece of impudence; that nature can afford to ignore our impertinent interference. If our monkey mischief should ever reach the point of blowing up the earth by decomposing an atom, and even annihilated the sun himself, I cannot really suppose that the universe would turn a hair.
    Aleister Crowley (1875–1947)

    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)