island universe

noun
an external galaxy.

Origin:
1865–70

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island universe
 
n
a former name for galaxy

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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.
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