universe of discourse

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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


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