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island universe

an external galaxy.
Origin of island universe
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • An exploring-ship was on its way to a second island universe.

    The Forgotten Planet Murray Leinster
  • They were now so near the island universe that the stars spread out in a huge disc ahead of them.

    Islands of Space John W Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for island universe

island universe

a former name for galaxy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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