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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Universe  \U"ni*verse\,  n.  [L.  universum  from  universus 
  universal;  unus  one  +  vertere  versum  to  turn,  that  is 
  turned  into  one  combined  into  one  whole;  cf  F.  univers.  See 
  {One},  and  {Verse}.] 
  All  created  things  viewed  as  constituting  one  system  or 
  whole;  the  whole  body  of  things  or  of  phenomena;  the  ?  ?  of 
  the  Greeks,  the  mundus  of  the  Latins;  the  world;  creation. 
  How  may  I  Adore  thee,  Author  of  this  universe  And  all 
  this  good  to  man!  --Milton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  everything  that  exists  anywhere;  "they  study  the  evolution 
  of  the  universe";  "the  biggest  tree  in  existence"  [syn: 
  {existence},  {nature},  {creation},  {world},  {cosmos},  {macrocosm}] 
  2:  the  whole  collection  of  existing  things  [syn:  {cosmos}] 
  3:  (statistics)  the  entire  aggregation  of  items  from  which 
  samples  can  be  drawn;  "it  is  an  estimate  of  the  mean  of 
  the  population"  [syn:  {population}] 
  4:  everything  stated  or  assumed  in  a  given  discussion  [syn:  {universe 
  of  discourse}] 

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