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Noun universe has 3 senses
- universe, existence, creation, world, cosmos, macrocosm - everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence"
--1 is a kind of natural object
--1 has parts:
--1 has members: galaxy, extragalactic nebula
--1 has particulars: closed universe; natural order; nature
- population, universe - (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn; "it is an estimate of the mean of the population"
--2 is a kind of collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
--2 has particulars: subpopulation
- universe, universe of discourse - everything stated or assumed in a given discussion
--3 is a kind of content, cognitive content, mental object