multiverse

noun
mul·​ti·​verse | \ ˈməl-tē-ˌvərs How to pronounce multiverse (audio) \

Definition of multiverse

cosmology
: a theoretical reality that includes a possibly infinite number of parallel universes

Examples of multiverse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the same can’t be said of tech entrepreneurs, the multiverse of executives, developers, and hobbyists poised to define the 2020s. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, "What to expect at CES 2020," 5 Jan. 2020 Adventure Time was happy with all kinds of stories, from zoom-ins on the lives of background characters to epic adventures to save the multiverse. Christian Holub, EW.com, "The best animated shows (and episodes) of the decade," 19 Dec. 2019 Lost in Math By Sabine Hossenfelder Basic, 291 pages, $30 Despite the absence of experimental support, many of the world’s leading theoreticians are confident that the multiverse and string theory are well worth pursuing. Graham Farmelo, WSJ, "‘Lost in Math’ Review: The Beauty Myth," 22 June 2018 Both take place in the same fictional world: a post-apocalyptic ecological nightmare multiverse of Earth, where an all-powerful Company has littered the City with biotechnic ghosts and lethal fever-dream animals. Tod Goldberg, USA TODAY, "Blue foxes, biotechnic ghosts: Jeff VanderMeer's 'Dead Astronauts' is a deeply weird book," 3 Dec. 2019 As for the others, there’s only so much a radio play or stage reading can do to grasp the scope and multiverse-plot of this fantasy tale. Ew Staff, EW.com, "What to Watch on Monday: HBO launches a new fantasy epic with His Dark Materials," 4 Nov. 2019 If that seems like too long to wait, just remember: Somewhere in the multiverse this movie already exists. Wired, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," 4 Nov. 2019 The eighth and final season of Arrow will see Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) traveling the world on a mission to save the multiverse along with his best friend, John Diggle (David Ramsey). Paula Bernstein, Fortune, "From ‘Modern Family’ to ‘Mr. Robot’: Some of Your Favorite TV Shows Are Saying Goodbye," 19 Sep. 2019 Hawking argued that the vast spread of possible universes permitted by the wave function must all be realized in some larger multiverse, within which only complex universes like ours will have inhabitants capable of making observations. Quanta Magazine, "Physicists Debate Hawking’s Idea That the Universe Had No Beginning," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of multiverse

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for multiverse

multi- + universe

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16 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Multiverse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiverse. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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