multiverse

noun

mul·​ti·​verse ˈməl-tē-ˌvərs How to pronounce multiverse (audio)
cosmology
: a theoretical reality that includes a possibly infinite number of parallel universes

Examples of multiverse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Marvel continues to explore multiverse stories after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Spider-Man: No Way Home featured different actors playing familiar heroes. James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Apr. 2024 Kang wasn’t particularly well-received in the first place, as the character was introduced more than once, existing as infinite variants within the MCU multiverse and lowering the stakes. Dani Di Placido, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Related Stories The Universal Theory, a black-and-white drama about the multiverse, is also in the running for the best film Lola, and Kröger is up for best director. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Mar. 2024 Loki's season 2 finale left it unclear whether Hiddleston's character will return for more multiverse adventures, while Renner last appeared in the Hawkeye series, which shifted his character towards a mentor role for newcomer Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld). Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 20 Feb. 2024 Why millions are searching for the 'internet dad multiverse' As a result, the father of a Black family can be portrayed as either absent or not a very good dad. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, 7 Feb. 2024 The emphasis on political identity — Larson’s RBF, Parris’s anger, and Vellani’s naïveté — recalls the multiracial multiverse gamesmanship in Everything Everywhere All at Once, which was also a Hollywood rip-off of Johnnie To’s female fighters in the Hong Kong film The Heroic Trio. Armond White, National Review, 22 Nov. 2023 Thanks to the magic of time travel and the multiverse, any character can return to the MCU, even if they were introduced in another franchise; in fact, Marvel already played this trick in Spider-Man: No Way Home, to great critical and commercial success. Dani Di Placido, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Deadpool is going to need a little help from his friends to survive the multiverse. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

multi- + -verse (in universe)

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multiverse was in 1963

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“Multiverse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiverse. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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