World English Dictionary
metaverse (ˈmɛtəˌvɜːs)
1.  a 3D virtual world, esp in an online role-playing game
2.  the universe as portrayed in a given work of fiction
[C20: from meta- + (uni)verse]

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Main Entry:  Metaverse
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a computer-generated interactive environment; virtual world
Example:  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.
Etymology:  by 1992, from Neal Stephenson's science fiction novel Snow Crash
Usage:  computing's 21st Century Lexicon
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