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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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2] be two extension sets, in the universe of discourse U, such that they have no common end points, and [S.
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.
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].
Let us denote the five selected locations in Kerala as the universe of discourse, U = {[L.
alpha] is a constant depending of the number of points in which are divided the change in control universe of discourse and control gain universe of discourse.