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island universe

noun
1.
an external galaxy.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • Modern space-based observatories have provided deeper insights into our island universe.
  • The notion that you have to move yourself into some kind of island universe to create something new is bizarre.
British Dictionary definitions for island universe

island universe

noun
1.
a former name for galaxy
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