Universe vs Quintessence - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between universe and quintessence

is that universe is the sum of everything that exists in the cosmos, including time and space itself; same as the universe while quintessence is a thing that is the most perfect example of its type; the most perfect embodiment of something.

As a verb quintessence is

to reduce to its purest and most concentrated essence.

universe

English

Alternative forms

* Universe (dated or religious)

Noun

(en noun)
  • The sum of everything that exists in the cosmos, including time and space itself; same as the Universe.
  • I think that the universe was created by a life force rather than a deity .
  • An entity similar to our Universe; one component of a larger entity known as the multiverse.
  • Everything under consideration.
  • In all this universe of possibilities, there is only one feasible option.
  • An imaginary collection of worlds.
  • The universe in this comic book series is richly imagined.
  • Intense form of world in the sense of perspective or social setting.
  • That didn’t just rock my world, it rocked my universe .

    Derived terms

    * clockwork universe * known universe * observable universe * parallel universe * physical universe * universe of discourse

    See also

    * om * (disambig) * (projectlink) * * ----

    quintessence

    Noun

  • A thing that is the most perfect example of its type; the most perfect embodiment of something.
  • A pure substance.
  • The essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form.
  • (alchemy) The fifth alchemical element, or essence, after earth, air, fire, and water
  • (physics) A hypothetical form of dark energy postulated to explain observations of an accelerating universe.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * quintessential * quintessentially

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To reduce to its purest and most concentrated essence.
  • References

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