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universe

noun [S]
 
 
/ˈjuːnɪvɜːs/
MARKETING a collection of people, things, or companies that have similar characteristics or features: We rank a broad universe of stocks using both value characteristics and growth characteristics. Salesmen seeking business leads pay extra for the service to be able to contact a broader universe of people.
a particular activity, or the people and companies involved in a particular activity: the business/corporate/online universe The online universe is brimming with dozens of virtual worlds vying to build sustainable life. They chose a fund with a global rather than a limited investment universe. The company claimed 7,500 accounts nationwide - a small but not insignificant piece of a universe of 750,000 U.S. food-service operators.
Translations of “universe”
in Spanish universo…
in French univers…
in German das Universum…
in Chinese (Traditional) 宇宙, 天地萬物, 萬象…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宇宙, 天地万物, 万象…
(Definition of universe from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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