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metaverse

/ˈmɛtəˌvɜːs/
noun
1.
a 3D virtual world, esp in an online role-playing game
2.
the universe as portrayed in a given work of fiction
Word Origin
C20: from meta- + (uni)verse
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Contemporary definitions for metaverse
noun

a computer-generated interactive environment; virtual world

Examples

In the Metaverse, humans, as avatars, interact with each other and software agents, in a three-dimensional space that uses the metaphor of the real world.

Word Origin

by 1992, from Neal Stephenson's science fiction novel Snow Crash

Usage Note

computing

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