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met·a·gal·ax·y

 (mĕt′ə-găl′ək-sē)
n. pl. met·a·gal·ax·ies
The assemblage of all galaxies; the entire physical universe.
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metagalaxy

(ˌmɛtəˈɡæləksɪ)
n, pl -axies
(Astronomy) the total system of galaxies and intergalactic space making up the universe
metagalactic adj
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met•a•gal•ax•y

(ˌmɛt əˈgæl ək si)

n., pl. -ax•ies.
the complete system of galaxies.
[1925–30]
met`a•ga•lac′tic (-gəˈlæk tɪk) adj.
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metagalaxy

the entire system of galaxies, including the Milky Way. — metagalactic, adj.
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In this work the authors attempt to detect Ha emission arising from the rim of the outer HI disk of two edge-on late type disk galaxies (UGC1281 and UGC 7321) as it becomes ionized by the metagalactic ultraviolet background (UVB).
Macqueen, "A new z = 0 metagalactic ultraviolet background limit," The Astrophysical Journal, vol.