parallel universe


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parallel universe

n.
1. A universe, especially one of an infinite set of identical universes, hypothesized in some interpretations of quantum mechanics to exist along with our own universe, obeying the same physical laws, but each in a different quantum mechanical state with no possibility for the transfer of information between universes.
2. A universe hypothesized in some cosmological models to exist along with our own universe, possibly obeying different physical laws and having the potential for the transfer of information between universes.
3. A universe in a work of fiction that exists alongside another universe in the same work or series of works, with each universe often having the same characters living in different circumstances.
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They might in a parallel universe, but not in this one.
The astral plane can be likened to a parallel universe.
phrase fall on their own swords springs mind - but might be misinterpreted in this parallel universe
SO, J Reed of Gateshead thinks that I live in a parallel universe because I referred to the Institute of Fiscal Studies' findings that the gap between rich and poor has narrowed each year since 2010.
What he described was a world that I knew nothing about, something akin to a parallel universe.
Each time she "fades out," she visits other worlds in a parallel universe, leaving various versions of herself to deal with that particular worlds reality.
It's about a boy who's transported to a parallel universe with the most random things in it.
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Well, actually the part that suggests there could be parallel universes, like Stargate on TV where, on other worlds Ancient Rome still rules, America is still a colony and The thing is, this probably happened on a parallel universe.
I am thanking God I am thanking God - or, indeed, Michael Eavis - that while Britain enters the parallel universe of Trump, I'm going to be inside the much happier parallel universe of Glastonbury Festival.
Summary: In an interview published Friday, FPM leader Michel Aoun revealed himself to be living in a parallel universe.
Once common people become celebrities they appear to enter a parallel universe where they forfeit all empathy with the real world.

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