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multiverse

[muhl-ti-vurs] /ˈmʌl tɪˌvɜrs/
noun
1.
(in physics and cosmology) a hypothetical collection of identical or diverse universes, including our own.
See also parallel universe (defs 1, 2).
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; multi- + (uni)verse
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Examples for multiverse
  • Unfortunately concerning a multiverse there is a lack of empirical correlation.
British Dictionary definitions for multiverse

multiverse

/ˈmʌltɪˌvɜːs/
noun
1.
(astronomy) the aggregate of all existing matter, of which the universe is but a tiny fragment
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Word Origin and History for multiverse
multiverse
1895, William James's coinage, an alternative to universe meant to convey absence of order and unity.
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