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 for universe of discourse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Universe of discourse \U"ni*verse of dis"course\, n.
     everything which may be considered, explicitly or implicitly,
     in a particular theory or discussion.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  universe of discourse
      n 1: everything stated or assumed in a given discussion [syn:
           universe, universe of discourse]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  universe of discourse
      In ontology, the set of all entities
     that can be represented in some declarative language or other
     formal system.
     Each entity is represented by a name and may have some
     human-readable description of its meaning.  Formal axioms
     constrain the interpretation and well-formed use of these

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