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Definition 1: everything stated or assumed in a given discussion - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for universe in the sense of this definition

(universe is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

Definition 2: (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where universe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is an estimate of the mean of the population

Synonyms for universe in the sense of this definition

(universe is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(... is a kind of universe ) a population that is part of a larger population

(universe belongs to category ...) a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters

Definition 3: everything that exists anywhere - [noun denoting object]

Samples where universe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they study the evolution of the universe
  • the biggest tree in existence

Synonyms for universe in the sense of this definition

(universe is a kind of ...) an object occurring naturally; not made by man

(... is a kind of universe ) (cosmology) a universe that is spatially closed and in which there is sufficient matter to halt the expansion that began with the big bang; the visible matter is only 10 percent of the matter required for closure but there may be large amounts of dark matter

(... is a kind of universe ) the physical universe considered as an orderly system subject to natural (not human or supernatural) laws

(... is a kind of universe ) the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.

"they tried to preserve nature as they found it"

(universe is a part of ...) natural objects visible in the sky

(universe is a part of ...) a natural object existing outside the earth and outside the earth's atmosphere

(universe is a member of ...) (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust

"`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'"

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