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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Universe \U"ni*verse\, n. [L. universum, from universus universal; unus one + vertere, versum, to turn, that is, turned into one, combined into one whole; cf. F. univers. See One, and Verse.] All created things viewed as constituting one system or whole; the whole body of things, or of phenomena; the to~ pa^n of the Greeks, the mundus of the Latins; the world; creation.
How may I
Adore thee, Author of this universe
And all this good to man!
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1580s, "the whole world, cosmos, the totality of existing things," from Old French univers (12c.), from Latin universum "all things, everybody, all people, the whole world," noun use of neuter of adjective universus "all together, all in one, whole, entire, relating to all," literally "turned into one," from unus "one" (see one) + versus, past participle of vertere "to turn" (see versus).\n
n. 1 The sum of everything that exists in the cosmos, including time and space itself. 2 An entity similar to our universe; one component of a larger entity known as the multiverse. 3 Everything under consideration. 4 An imaginary collection of worlds. 5 Intense form of world in the sense of perspective or social setting.
(statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn; "it is an estimate of the mean of the population" [syn: population]
everything stated or assumed in a given discussion [syn: universe of discourse]
The Universe is all of time and space and its contents. It includes planets, moons, minor planets, stars, galaxies, the contents of intergalactic space, and all matter and energy. The observable universe is about in diameter. The size of the entire Universe is unknown, but there are many hypotheses about the composition and evolution of the Universe.
The earliest scientific models of the Universe were developed by ancient Greek and Indian philosophers and were geocentric, placing the Earth at the center of the Universe. Over the centuries, more precise astronomical observations led Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543) to develop the heliocentric model with the Sun at the center of the Solar System. In developing the law of universal gravitation, Sir Isaac Newton ( NS: 1643–1727) built upon Copernicus's work as well as observations by Tycho Brahe (1546–1601) and Johannes Kepler's (1571–1630) laws of planetary motion. Further observational improvements led to the realization that our Solar System is located in the Milky Way galaxy and is one of many solar systems and galaxies. It is assumed that galaxies are distributed uniformly and the same in all directions, meaning that the Universe has neither an edge nor a center. Discoveries in the early 20th century have suggested that the Universe had a beginning and that it is expanding at an increasing rate. The majority of mass in the Universe appears to exist in an unknown form called dark matter.
The Big Bang theory, the prevailing cosmological model describing the development of the Universe, states that space and time were created in the Big Bang and were given a fixed amount of energy and matter that becomes less dense as space expands. After the initial expansion, the Universe cooled, allowing the first subatomic particles to form and then simple atoms. Giant clouds later merged through gravity to form stars. Assuming that the standard model of the Big Bang theory is correct, the age of the Universe is measured to be .
There are many competing hypotheses about the ultimate fate of the Universe and about what, if anything, preceded the Big Bang, while other physicists and philosophers refuse to speculate, doubting that information about prior states will ever be accessible. Some physicists have suggested various multiverse hypotheses, in which the Universe might be one among many universes that likewise exist.
Omnitrend's Universe is a science fiction space trading and combat game by Omnitrend Software. It was created by William G M Leslie and Thomas R Carbone. The first version was programmed in valFORTH on an Atari 800, based on a board game created by William G M Leslie. It was Omnitrend's first game.
Universe is the first EP by Canadian artist Sarah Slean.
Universe is the first studio album by instrumental rock/ progressive metal supergroup Planet X, released on June 6, 2000 through Inside Out Music. The album is essentially a continuation of keyboardist Derek Sherinian's 1999 debut solo release Planet X, but this time as a full band effort featuring guitarist Tony MacAlpine and drummer Virgil Donati.
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Universe released on 31 March 2003 is the twelfth and final studio album of Modern Talking and it is the sixth release since the duo's 1998 reunion. The album completely produced by Dieter Bohlen, landed on the German chart on 14 April 2003 entering the No. 2 position. After spending three weeks within the top-10 and total of 12 weeks in the album chart, Universe reached a gold status in Germany for shipping over 150,000 units. Universe also peaked at No.20 on the Polish album chart where it spent total of four weeks.
The Universe is everything that physically exists, has existed, or will exist.
Universe may also refer to:
- Universe (mathematics), a class large enough to contain all sets one may wish to use
- Universal set, a set which contains all objects, including itself
- Universe (economics), a population to be studied or measured
- The Universe (Dubai), a man-made archipelago in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- The World (Tarot card), a Tarot card also referred to as "The Universe"
- Universes (theatre ensemble), a New York City based hip hop poetic theatre ensemble
- Hyundai Universe, a bus produced by Hyundai Motor Company
In economics a population to be measured is described as a "universe", and the measures which are generated are intended to reflect the behavior of that population. Different statistical surveys may measure related, but different, universes and have to be adjusted to reflect this difference. For example, the American Bureau of Labor Statistics has a household survey and an establishment survey to measure employment. The differences in the populations and behavior that these two surveys measure are said to be the differences in their "universe".
The word has a similar meaning in marketing, where it describes the activity in a given population. For example, ASCAP measures airplay in different radio "universes" to determine royalties for different songs, because e.g. air play in the "classical" universe is compensated differently from popular music. It also fundamental to television audience measurement: advertisers buy into programmes based on the ratings in different demographic universes and those different universes will cost different amounts. For example, a hair dye ad campaign may buy 1000 Gross Rating Points (GRP) in the Women 25-44 universe in order to target that particular audience, rather than a demographic irrelevant to their product.
Universe is a black-and-white short animated documentary made in 1960 by the National Film Board of Canada. It "creates on the screen a vast, awe-inspiring picture of the universe as it would appear to a voyager through space. Realistic animation takes you into far regions of space, beyond the reach of the strongest telescope, past Moon, Sun, and Milky Way into galaxies yet unfathomed."
This visualization is grounded in the nightly work of Dr. Donald MacRae, an astronomer at the David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill, Ontario, a facility formerly owned and operated by the University of Toronto, Canada, and now operated by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Using the technology of his era, MacRae prepares his largely manually operated equipment and then photographs, by long exposure, one star. He actually strikes an arc between iron electrodes and makes a simultaneous exposure, which he can compare to the star's spectrum to determine its movement relative to Earth.
The film was a nominee at the 33rd Academy Awards in the category of Best Documentary Short Subject in 1961.
Douglas Rain did the narration for the English version; the French version was titled Notre univers with narration by Gilles Pelletier. Eldon Rathburn composed the musical score.
Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide is a 528-page, non-fiction book by nine British co-authors (listed alphabetically below) with a short Foreword by Sir Martin Rees, first published in 2005. The book is divided into three sections, beginning with an introduction to theories of the Universe, space exploration, Earth's view of space and how the Universe will end. The second section, "Guide to the Universe," contains information on the Sun and the Solar System, as well as the Milky Way and other types of galaxies. The last section, "The Night Sky," has full-page maps and charts of the night sky for both northern and southern viewers as well as a comprehensive list of the constellations. The book contains full-colour pictures, maps, and probe photographs. There are in-depth looks at features of planets in the Solar System, such as Venus's craters and Mars's ridges. There are also captions describing the scientists and stories behind various discoveries. The book was produced in London, England, by Dorling Kindersley 1 and is published internationally. A revised and updated edition was published in September 2007, including recent developments such as the reclassification of Pluto as a dwarf planet. In October 2012, the book was revised for a third time adding newly discovered information about planets in other planetary systems and water on Mars.
Universe is a 1976 American short documentary film directed by Lester Novros. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.
"Universe" is the fifth overall single taken from Australian pop duo Savage Garden's self-titled debut album.
The version of B-side "This Side of Me" that appears on the single release is roughly twenty seconds shorter than other released versions. This is the version that was originally intended for release.
Universe is an album by jazz keyboardist Hampton Hawes recorded for the Prestige label in 1972.
Universe is the fourth studio album by Swedish rock band Truckfighters, released on 21 February 2014 on Fuzzorama Records.
Universe is the second studio album of Swedish singer Mohombi released in 2014 on Universal Music following his debut album MoveMeant in 2011.
Universe is a graphic adventure game developed and published by Core Design for the Amiga, Amiga CD32 and DOS platforms in 1994. It was Core Design's second and last effort in the adventure game genre after Curse of Enchantia, of which it was originally planned to be a sequel.
Universe is a space opera that tells the story of Boris, a young man who has been summoned from modern Earth to another universe, where he is destined to become its long forecast savior from evil. The game received mostly positive reviews.
In some versions of the Unix operating system, the term universe was used to denote some variant of the working environment. During the late 1980s, most commercial Unix variants were derived from either System V or BSD. Most versions provided both BSD and System V universes and allowed the user to switch between them. Each universe, typically implemented by separate directory trees or separate filesystems, usually included different versions of commands, libraries, man pages, and header files. While such a facility offered the ability to develop applications portable across both System V and BSD variants, the requirements in disk space and maintenance (separate configuration files, twice the work in patching systems) gave them a problematic reputation. Systems that offered this facility included Harris/Concurrent's CX/UX, Convex's Convex/OS, Apollo's Domain/OS (version 10 only), Pyramid's DC/OSx (dropped in SVR4-based version 2), Concurrent's Masscomp/RTU and Siemens' SINIX.
Some versions of System V Release 4 retain a system similar to Dual Universe concept, with BSD commands (which behave differently from classic System V commands) in /usr/ucb, BSD header files in /usr/ucbinclude and library files in /usr/ucblib. /usr/ucb can also be found in NeXTSTEP and OPENSTEP, as well as Solaris.
Universe: The Role-Playing Game of the Future is a science fiction role-playing game published by Simulation Publications, Inc (SPI) from 1981 to 1983. It was praised for its innovative and tightly organized rules for such sci-fi RPG concerns as generating planets, applying character skills to in-game situations, and resolving the initial moments of alien encounters; however, it was also criticized for its cumbersome encounter/combat system and its lack of compelling background material. Universe was also noted for its "striking" Interstellar Display, a poster-sized, astronomically accurate map of all stars within 30 light-years of Earth.
Universe was SPI's answer to Game Designers Workshop's award-winning Traveller sci-fi RPG. Universe co-developer Gerry Klug (who was an experienced Traveller referee) set out "to 'fix' all the ill written and illogical rules [he] felt had been perpetrated on the science fiction role-playing community".
The first edition of Universe, published in March 1981, was released as a boxed set. A year later, the second edition consolidated most of the game components into a single softcover book, published by Bantam. SPI planned several adventures and supplements for Universe, but in 1983, financial difficulties led to SPI being bought out by TSR, Inc (creator of Dungeons and Dragons). TSR, which had its own sci-fi RPG ( Star Frontiers), soon ended development of Universe. The last official mention of Universe was in July 1984, in the "StarQuestions" Q & A feature of TSR's Dragon magazine #87.
"Universe" is a single from rock band Slade which appeared on the compilation album Wall of Hits. Like the previous single " Radio Wall of Sound", it was written solely by bassist Jim Lea. The B-side for the single, "Red Hot", was written by guitarist Dave Hill with Wizzard's ex-keyboardist Bill Hunt. The single was released in late 1991 for the Christmas market. Despite numerous TV performances and a promo video, the single failed to enter the top 100. This became the last single under the original band as Noddy Holder effectively retired shortly after whilst bassist Jim Lea followed the same path. Both guitarist Dave Hill and drummer Don Powell decided to carry their career on under the name of Slade 2. In 2007, Jim Lea remade this track for his solo album Therapy.
The single peaked at #755 for 1991 on Rate Your Music.
Saahil Arora (born October 11, 1989), better known by his in-game name Universe or UNiVeRsE, is an American professional Dota 2 player who plays the offlaner position for Evil Geniuses (EG). He was a member of the EG team that won The International 2015. As of March 2016, he is the 2nd highest earning eSports professional with total earnings of $2,085,114.64 from 46 tournaments.
Universe was a series of seventeen annual science fiction anthologies edited by Terry Carr. It was initially published in paperback by Ace Books (1971–1972), with subsequent volumes published in hardcover by Random House (1973–1975) and Doubleday (1976–1987) and paperback by Popular Library, Zebra Books and Tor, successively. The last two volumes were issued in hardcover only. British hardcover editions were published by Dennis Dobson (1971–1979) and Robert Hale (1982–1983).
Each annual volume consisted of original science fiction stories commissioned for the series, a number of which went on to win awards and become genre classics. During its period of publication it was an important venue for original short fiction in the field. Carr usually reprinted at least one selection from Universe in his Best Science Fiction of the Year anthology for the year following the one in which it had appeared in Universe.
in the 1990s, the series was briefly revived, with an additional three volumes edited by Robert Silverberg and Karen Haber.
Universe (formerly Danfoss Universe) is a Danish amusement park and science park on the island of Als southeast of Jutland. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary opened the Park May 5, 2005. The park's purpose is to inspire children and adults with science, technology and entrepreneurship.
Universe is noticeably different from other Danish amusement parks in the fact that learning is the linchpin for all the rides, experiences and amusements. The park motto is "Universe - where fun is a science".
Charlotte Sahl-Madsen who went on to be the Danish Minister of Science, Technology and Development in 2010 was previously head of the theme park. She worked with the developmental psychologist Howard Gardner to build his theory of Multiple Intelligences into the Explorama at the park.
A new feature in 2014 is the outdoor Pixelineland, where you can meet the popular Danish children's games character Pixeline. Here you explore the city, Pixelineland, which offers interactive games with Pixelines friends, as well as a large playground. Also new in 2014 is the park's Science Circus, where you can experience a good mix of fire, explosions and liquid nitrogen. In addition you can drive on Segways, lift a car, test yourself in the many experiments that are found in Explorama, dig excavations, experience the wild forces of nature in the Blue Cube and lots more. Besides the park, there is also a museum that shows how Danfoss founder Mads Clausen lived and invented Danfoss.
The reason for establishing the park was to create a space where everyone can get an experience and learn about scientific phenomena. Universe is a Danish amusement park, where visitors learn about science through activities, experience, and acquire knowledge about the world in which it occurs.
Universe (sometimes stylized as 8th Al. Universe or 8th AL "UNIVERSE") is the eighth studio album by Japanese recording artist Kumi Koda. It was released as a double album with her third greatest its album Best: Third Universe on February 3, 2010, by Rhythm Zone. Beginning in early 2009 after completing two mini-concert tours, the album's production was handled by several music producers, such as Andy Dodd, Adam Watts, Figge, Tim Larsson, Tommy Henriksen, U-Key Zone, Thomas Gustafsson, and H-Wonder. It also features a guest appearance from Koda's sister and Japanese recording artist Misono. Koda contributed towards the album as the executive producer and songwriter. Universe is primarily a J-pop album with numerous elements of dance-pop, rock, R&B, electropop, and pop ballads.
As a double album, it was released in four different formats; a two album bundle, a two album and DVD bundle, a two album first pressing bundle, and a two album digital release. A fifth format was released, but only featured the compilation. Upon its release, Universe was met with generally positive reviews from music critics, many of whom complimented the singles, composition, and labelled it as Koda's strongest and most essential album to date. However, critics were divided on its production; many felt it was fresh, but criticized some of the song's repetitive nature. Commercially, Universe was a success. Charting together as a double album, Best: Third Universe and Universe became Koda's third and fourth number one compilation and studio album album to reach the top spot on Japan's Oricon Albums Chart respectively. Best: Third Universe and Universe was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for shipments of 250,000 units. It also charted in Taiwan, entering the top twenty on two competent charts.
Four singles were released from Universe. Its lead single " It's All Love!" was a commercial success, peaking at number one on the Japanese Oricon Singles Chart and Japan Hot 100 chart. It sold over 100,000 physical and 250,000 digital units in that region. Following singles " Alive" and " Physical Thing" were limited to 50,000 units, reaching the top spot on the Oricon Singles Chart. A cover song of Kelly Clarkson's " Can We Go Back" was released as the album's final single, peaking a two on the Oricon Singles Chart. 3 Splash, the album's only extended play single, reached number two on the Oricon Singles Chart. Koda promoted the album on her 2010 Universe Tour and her 10th Anniversary Tour, and followed up with remix albums; Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 2 and its third issue.
Usage examples of "universe".
As always in his case, the human universe bent to accommodate him with the alacrity of a gravity field around a neutron star.
Thus, it by no means believes in an equality of races, but along with their difference it recognizes their higher or lesser value and feels itself obligated to promote the victory of the better and stronger, and demand the subordination of the inferior and weaker in accordance with the eternal will that dominates this universe.
Kathy thought of celebrity as a subtle fluid, a universal element, like the phlogiston of the ancients, something spread evenly at creation through all the universe, but prone now to accrete, under specific conditions, around certain individuals and their careers.
The sojourn of Proserpine and also of Adonis, during six months of each year in the upper world, abode of light, and six months in the lower or abode of darkness, allegorically represented the same division of the Universe.
This robotic surgeon, like all others in the known universe, thought I was allergic to sedatives.
By this latest allonge to the Sacred Covenant Priestess Poogli agrees to permit an all-out food-netting in her newly discovered preserve at the bottom of our universe.
If he chose to use his analogue hand, he could reach to every point of this multi-phase region, and still it extended across a greater and more complicated space than all the familiar universe.
The most astonishing thing was that her conception of the cosmos was basically the same as the one I had sketched out back at Cal Tech, an infinite number of anthropic universes shuffling and reshuffling, combining on a quantum level.
Rather than being the epitome of poetic grace in which everything fits together with inflexible elegance, the multiverse and the anthropic principle paint a picture of a wildly excessive collection of universes with an insatiable appetite for variety.
In fact, the act may pretty much be necessary for a universe where the anthropic principle obtains.
Why the universe is put together in such a way that it has been called The Symbiotic universe, and how the apparently amazing universal coincidences leading to the formulation of this Anthropic Principle have actually come into existence.
Theirs is an anthropic cosmology: man built a fire, then looked up and saw the stars, thus bringing into being the universe as we know it.
But even though this should not be allowed, and though the virtue which is in mankind should be acknowledged much superior to the vice, yet so long as there is any vice at all in the universe, it will very much puzzle you Anthropomorphites, how to account for it.
Even older than the lotus and the rose, and more profoundly woven into the very fabric of the universe, is the archetypal form of the Spiral.
Only now was he beginning to realize how ignorant of the universe outside the arcology he truly was.