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A group of securities, assets or anything else with similar characteristics. One may consider, for example, a universe of stocks in the same industry. Universes are useful when comparing one data point to others in order to maintain control over systematic factors.


In the world of investments, the word universe refers to a specific group or category of investments that share certain characteristics.

A universe might be the stocks that are included in a particular index, the stocks evaluated by a particular analytical service, or all the stocks in a particular industry.

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Even in "Becky", the alternate, female universe of discourse is intact.
An expression is specific if the speaker uses it to refer to a particular entity in the universe of discourse, which may be identifiable or nonidentifiable; otherwise it is nonspecific.
Figure 4 defines the logical possibilities for dividing the universe of discourse with two classes, V and W.
Now, each of these three philosophers theorizes cross-culturally within a single universe of discourse.
be the universe of discourse, and A and B be two (non-refined) single-valued neutrosophic sets.
A compatibility cloud is a mapping from the universe of discourse U to the unit interval [0, 1].
And as long as that missing-foundational-logic circumstance remains true, even should one use a "non-relational" engine, one should always work through a relational design in order to understand the true nature of the data and the functional dependencies between the items that constitute the universe of discourse.
Let X be a universe of discourse, with a generic element in X denoted by x, then a neutrosophic set A is an object having the form:
Similarly, the contrarily-subcontrary opposition is to be found between a total notion and an empty one ("animal" and "immortal" in the universe of discourse ensured by the notion "man").
Stockinger (Oriental languages and civilization and cognitive and new media semiotics, Foundation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris) presents and critiques a metalanguage of description he has created to allow anyone to carry out analyses of all sorts of audiovisual texts or corpora of texts documenting the universe of discourse of an audiovisual archive.
From Carnap he takes the idea of a theoretical framework, extending it into the ideal of an ultimate framework that, while absolute, is completely open-ended, suitable to a world understood as "the unrestricted universe of discourse.
Fuzzy set: A fuzzy set is characterized by a membership function mapping the elements of a domain, space, or universe of discourse X to the unit interval [0, 1].