universe of discourse

noun phrase

: an inclusive class of entities that is tacitly implied or explicitly delineated as the subject of a statement, discourse, or theory

Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of universe of discourse was in 1854

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“Universe of discourse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/universe%20of%20discourse. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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