universe of discourse

noun phrase

Definition of universe of discourse

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

First Known Use of universe of discourse

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Universe of discourse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/universe%20of%20discourse. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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