mul·ti·verse | \ˈməl-tē-ˌvərs \

Definition of multiverse 


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

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This is the picture that our observable universe is not all that exists, but rather [is] one pocket of infinitely many universes, forming a multiverse. Alexander Hellemans, Scientific American, "A Conversation with Thomas Hertog, One of Stephen Hawking’s Final Collaborators," 24 May 2018 Or, phrased another way, the multiverse represents the end of science. Brian Resnick, Vox, "Stephen Hawking’s final paper makes a hopeful case for the limits of existence," 3 May 2018 The third argument for the multiverse comes from quantum theory. Dan Falk /, NBC News, "What is the multiverse?," 22 May 2018 Other, far-distant regions of this multiverse beyond our cosmic horizon could have different physical laws, and would be too far separated from us for any communication or interaction to take place. Alexander Hellemans, Scientific American, "A Conversation with Thomas Hertog, One of Stephen Hawking’s Final Collaborators," 24 May 2018 The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik, the latest from YA author David Arnold, is a shivery and vaguely psychedelic story about loneliness and the multiverse and change and adolescence. Constance Grady, Vox, "This Bowie-inflected YA novel is an elegant and elliptical portrait of teen angst," 14 June 2018 Once again, the internet multiverse has blessed us with another insanity-inducing audio illusion. Andrew Clark, Indianapolis Star, "Oh, no. There's a new yanny vs. laurel. Listen here.," 17 May 2018 One example is the multiverse: the conjecture that our universe is but one among a multitude of others, each potentially with a different set of laws of nature. Marcelo Gleiser, Scientific American, "How Much Can We Know?," 8 May 2018 Grab your tickets at and get ready to traverse the multiverse from the comfort of Chicago. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "'Rick and Morty' comes to life at Headquarters Beercade," 7 July 2017

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First Known Use of multiverse

1963, in the meaning defined above

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