universe of discourse

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Synonyms for universe of discourse

everything stated or assumed in a given discussion

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Let S be an arbitrary set in the universe of discourse U of any dimension, and the optimal point O [member of] S.
Define the universe of discourse of all the technical indicators and close price.
The inputs and outputs are scaled so that they do not exceed the limits of the universe of discourse.
The terms "entity" and "referent" used in the article, it is to be noted, are shorthand for mental presentations, or mental files, of entities denoted by linguistic expressions in the universe of discourse constructed by the speaker and the addressee.
Is William Whyte's Organization Man in an utterly different universe of discourse from C.
His universe of discourse is largely self-contained and conducted only at the highest level of abstraction.
In the normal course of events, the academy is divided into departments, each with its own universe of discourse and each often paying a mere lip-service to the notion that there is relevant material, let alone wisdom, to be found in other disciplines.
If you can forget for a moment the narrative framework on which they are hung and apply them to NCR's universe of discourse, you'll recognize the similarity.