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Part of speech: noun

Origin: English, 1960s


An infinite realm of being or potential being of which the universe is regarded as a part or instance.

Examples of Multiverse in a sentence

"My favorite sci-fi series explores the different realities possible in a multiverse."

"The physics department seems to be split into those who believe in a multiverse theory, and those who do not."

About Multiverse

If you’re a physicist, a comic book writer, a psychologist, or a theologian, you'll probably be familiar with the concept of a multiverse. The philosophy that there are multiple, or even infinite, states of being in the universe has long been a topic of debate.

Did you Know?

Fans of "The Big Bang Theory" are probably familiar with one example of a multiverse: Schrödinger's cat. On the TV show, Sheldon explained the hypothetical situation where a cat is inside a box, and, until you open the box, the cat could be alive or dead. There are two potential universes in that scenario, which is also the many-worlds interpretation of a multiverse.

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