(philosophy) The world, considered as lacking in purpose, design, or predictability.
, authorlink=William James
, title=Is Life Worth Living?
, magazine=International Journal of Ethics
, passage=Visible nature is all plasticity and indifference, a multiverse
, as one might call it, and not a universe.
, authorlink=Saul Bellow
, publisher=Viking Press
, passage=I've never gone through a place like Racine without thinking which house with the rubber-tire swing for kids and piano-practicing inside was like Stiva Lausch's, who had two daughters brought up with every refinement, including piano lessons, and how such little-speaking Odessa-bred sons had gotten on a track like this through the multiverse
(physics, cosmology) The hypothetical group of all the possible universes in existence.
- Our universe is a very small part of the multiverse .