• Universal Plane
    Universal Plane
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n universe everything stated or assumed in a given discussion
    • n universe (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn "it is an estimate of the mean of the population"
    • n universe everything that exists anywhere "they study the evolution of the universe","the biggest tree in existence"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Moline Universal Tractor, Model D, of 198, in the Hall of Farm Machinery, National Museum of History and Technology Moline Universal Tractor, Model D, of 198, in the Hall of Farm Machinery, National Museum of History and Technology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • n Universe 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!"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • n universe The totality of existing things; all that is in dynamical connection with general experience taken collectively—embracing the Creator and creation; or psychical and material objects, but excluding the Creator; or material objects only.
    • n universe The whole world; all mankind; all that meets us in experience, in a loose sense.
    • n universe In logic, the collection of all the objects to which any discourse refers: as, the universe of things. The things belonging to a universe cannot be defined or discriminated by any general characters; for every universal proposition excludes some general description of objects from the universe which had been supposed to be found in it. It is only in their dynamical connections that the objects of the universe can be distinguished from all others; and therefore no general term in a proposition can show what universe is meant; but an index is necessary. See index, n., 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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    • n Universe ū′ni-vėrs the whole system of created things: all created things viewed as one whole: the world
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  • Albert Einstein
    “I can't believe that God plays dice with the universe.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “God does not play dice with the universe.”
  • Marcus Aurelius
    “He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.”
  • Abraham Cowley
    Abraham Cowley
    “Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
  • Mel Brooks
    Mel Brooks
    “Humor is just another defense against the universe.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. universum, neut. sing. of universus, whole, unus, one, versus, vertĕre, to turn.


In literature:

If discharged at any person of small energy, it would consume the universe.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
ABERYST`WITH (16), a town and seaport in Cardiganshire, Wales, with a university.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The almost universal cry for leisure is due to the almost universal unfitness of men and women for their tasks.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
Dominic was educated in the schools of Palencia, afterwards a university, where he devoted six years to the arts and four to theology.
"A Short History of Monks and Monasteries" by Alfred Wesley Wishart
Theologicians taught that the universe was made for the sake and service of man, so man was placed at the center of the universe.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Before 1050 the Catholic Church, however universal in theory, had hardly been universal in fact.
"The Unity of Civilization" by Various
But apart from Buddhism and all creeds which have received a name, certain ideas are universal in this vast region.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Universal terror, and superstitious fear spread through the nation.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
Krishna is the origin of the universe and that in which the universe is to dissolve.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
It laid a new foundation for an idealistic construing of the universe.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore

In poetry:

Soft, melancholy bloom! to thee
I turn with conscious sympathy;
Like thee, my hour is come:
When length'ning shadows slowly fade,
Till, lost in universal shade,
They sink beneath the tomb.
"Address To The Evening Primrose" by Joanna Baillie
Poor gentle guest, by nature kindly cherished,
A world grows dark with thee in blinding death;
One little gasp— thy universe has perished,
Wrecked by the idle thief who stole thy breath!
"My Aviary" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
How blest in Thy benignity
The gladdened universe to see,
Beautiful ever! Thou alone
Of beauty and of bliss the cause;
While nature's light and nature's laws
Sprung from Thy mind, Eternal One!
"The World Beautiful" by John Bowring
One and universal Father!
Here in reverent thought we gather,
Seeking light in honouring Thee;
Free our souls from error's fetter;
Make us wiser—make us better;
Be our guide—our guardian be!
"Aspiration after higher Truth" by John Bowring
ROAMING in thought over the Universe, I saw the little that is Good
steadily hastening towards immortality,
And the vast all that is call'd Evil I saw hastening to merge itself
and become lost and dead.
"Roaming In Thought" by Walt Whitman
'T is Love! 't is Love! Thou diedst for me;
I hear thy whisper in my heart;
The morning breaks, the shadows flee;
Pure, universal Love thou art;
To me, to all, thy bowels move;
Thy nature and thy name is Love.
"Wrestling Jacob" by Charles Wesley

In news:

Holy Family University could soon take over the 32-acre site of the former Liddonfield public housing project in Northeast Philadelphia to develop athletic fields and university buildings, as well as shops and assisted-living senior housing.
Most of her nursing career was spent in the classrooms at the University of Nebraska and Indiana University, where she trained students to become nurses.
He warns about 70 people gathered at Arizona State University's Memorial Union that they are prime targets for groups that tend to prey on university students.
Edward C Franklin, professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine and an international authority on the human immune system, died Saturday at New York University Medical Center after a long illess.
Chris Impey is a University Distinguished Professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona, where he runs the nation's largest undergraduate-major program in that discipline.
David Schultz is a professor in the School of Business at Hamline University, and is a senior fellow at the Institute on Law and Politics in the University of Minnesota Law School.
COMMERCE — Abilene Christian University and the University of Incarnate Word have both received invitations to join the Southland Conference.
The University of Incarnate Word will join the Southland Conference while Abilene Christian University said it has received an invitation to the league.
West Virginia University President James Clements on Monday used his annual State of the University speech to address " inexcusable " actions in Morgantown following WVU's win Saturday over Texas.
Universal coverage is not universal access.
ALLENDALE, MI — Researchers from Grand Valley State University have received a $50,000 grant to study lake sturgeon in the Kalamazoo River, according to the university.
This week, the World Food Prize Foundation presented the Norman E Borlaug Medallion to the US Land-grant University System, which includes the University of Georgia.
A proposal being prepared in the Ohio Senate would convey potentially lucrative land-grant status on a second Ohio university, the historically black Central State University.
Michigan State University, the pioneer land-grant university, struggles to keep to the vision.
At Michigan State University, "the pioneer land-grant university," the pioneering spirit lives on, but it sometimes scares people, especially its most ardent supporters.

In science:

It turns out so that when the external field is varied, the universality class is that of the ordinary shortrange correlated percolation universality class.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
The evolving state of the universe, S (t), is defined to be the state of the entire universe at the instant of time t.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
The latter, irrespective of being in equilibrium or in a stationary growing state, display, with only a few very notable exceptions, the universal roughness exponent α = 1/2; as exemplified in the Edwards-Wilkinson (EW) and the KPZ universality classes.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
To this end, the principle of universality that applies to systems with scale-free structures can play an important role in revealing those properties of the dynamics that are relevant for the universal behavior of a network.
Access time of an adaptive random walk on the world-wide Web
Bhatnagar, the Central University of Hyderabad and presently the vice chancelor of the Pondichery University.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem