Universe of discourse
Universe of discourse U"ni*verse of dis"course, n. everything which may be considered, explicitly or implicitly, in a particular theory or discussion. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • universe of discourse — n. Logic the totality of facts, things, or ideas that are implied or assumed in a given discussion, argument, or discourse * * * …   Universalium

  • universe of discourse — n. Logic the totality of facts, things, or ideas that are implied or assumed in a given discussion, argument, or discourse …   English World dictionary

  • universe of discourse — noun everything stated or assumed in a given discussion • Syn: ↑universe • Hypernyms: ↑content, ↑cognitive content, ↑mental object * * * 1. : a collection of facts, ideas or entities that is tacitly implied or understood in a given statement,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • universe of discourse — The things across which the quantifiers of a formal theory may range: as it might be, the points on a line, or sets, or physical objects, or whatever else we are treating. The universe of discourse may, but also may not, form a set: for instance …   Philosophy dictionary

  • universe of discourse — noun The set of all entities over which quantifiers including for all and there exists range. Syn: domain of discourse …   Wiktionary

  • universe of discourse — Date: 1881 an inclusive class of entities that is tacitly implied or explicitly delineated as the subject of a statement, discourse, or theory …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • universe of discourse — noun Logic the complex of objects or facts which are capable of being treated by a given technical language or part of a language …   Australian English dictionary

  • Domain of discourse — In the formal sciences, the domain of discourse, also called the universe of discourse (or simply universe), is the set of entities over which certain variables of interest in some formal treatment may range. The domain of discourse is usually… …   Wikipedia

  • domain of discourse — noun In predicate logic, an indication of the relevant set of entities that are being dealt with by quantifiers. Syn: universe of discourse See Also: context …   Wiktionary

  • Universe (disambiguation) — The Universe is everything that physically exists.Universe might 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… …   Wikipedia

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