1. [ noun ] everything that exists anywhere
Synonyms: world nature cosmos existence macrocosm creation

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

Related terms: natural_object nature natural_order closed_universe galaxy celestial_body estraterrestrial_body
2. [ noun ] (botany,astronomy) the whole collection of existing things
Synonyms: cosmos cosmea
Related terms: flower collection genus_Cosmos galaxy
3. [ noun ] (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn
Synonyms: population

"it is an estimate of the mean of the population"

Related terms: collection subpopulation statistics
4. [ noun ] everything stated or assumed in a given discussion
Synonyms: universe_of_discourse
Related terms: content
Similar spelling:   unversed