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universe

noun uk   /ˈjuː.nɪ.vɜːs/  us   /-vɝːs/
B1 [S] everything that exists, especially all physical matter, including all the stars, planets, galaxies, etc. in space: Is there intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? [C] a universe that could be imagined to exist outside our own: Scientists have speculated about the possibility of parallel universes. [S] the world, or the world that you are familiar with: The characters in his novels inhabit a bleak and hopeless universe. His family is his whole universe (= everything that is important to him).
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in Vietnamese vũ trụ, vạn vật…
in Spanish universo…
in Thai จักรวาล…
in Malaysian alam semesta…
in French univers…
in German das Universum…
in Chinese (Traditional) 宇宙, 天地萬物, 萬象…
in Indonesian alam semesta…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宇宙, 天地万物, 万象…
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