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Definition of universe noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the universe [singular] the whole of space and everything in it, including the earth, the planets, and the stars theories of how the universe began
  2. 2[countable] a system of stars, planets, etc. in space outside our own The idea of a parallel universe is hard to grasp. He lives in a little universe of his own.
  3. 3[singular] a set of experiences of a particular type the moral universe
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: universe