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Please excuse my question, as i don't come from a physics background, but i was really wondering. Assuming we are in one of numerous universes which all have physical dimensions:

  • What is the name of the physical space that envelopes all of these universes?
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closed as not a real question by Noldorin Dec 24 '10 at 19:18

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Nothing... Nothing... Nothing... – Mateen Ulhaq Dec 24 '10 at 18:52
I have heard the name multiverse used, referring say to Linde's continuous inflation cosmologies, but there can also be confusion since this word is more commonly used in reference to Everett's theories of multiple branching quantum possibilities. We also need a good word for our own universe beyond the Hubble limit of observability, i.e. the parts of our own universe in the past, but not causally in our past. Theory isn't settled enough yet to use a single word to describe the different higher dimensional manifolds used in various different speculative theories. – sigoldberg1 Dec 24 '10 at 19:32
@Babiker: The close reason is a very good description. Your question isn't well-formed, I'm afraid. If you care to edit it in such a way that the question is given good context and clarity, I'm happy to reopen. As it is, you've just been very defensive and rude. I won't be on this site for a couple of days probably, but I expect an apology by the time I check back. – Noldorin Dec 24 '10 at 22:07
@Noldorin: Sir what's rude is you closing a question that stems out of valid and true curiosity. If anyone needs to apologize it would be you for closing the question and demanding an apology in this quasi threatening manner of yours. "I expect an apology by the time I check back"? seriously? This from a moderator? So what'll happen if i don't? And "If you don't like the way I moderate, then simply don't use this site? " Wow! What an asset to StackExchange your are. And lastly you dont own this site, Your nothing but a moderator, Get a life an know your place. – Babiker Dec 24 '10 at 22:46
@Babiker: While more feedback could have been given from Noldorin, this question is not really a question that makes physical sense. You are asking the NAME of a thing that is not known to exist. Feel free to give it a name yourself, as it will have the same validity what anyone else would say. Call it uberspace, l33tspace, whatever, it's not really relevant to physics is it =)? Asking the properties of that space would be a real question if we knew anything about it, which we dont. Therefore it's too speculative to say anything about the issue which I'm sure many physicists dislike. – Cem Dec 25 '10 at 0:20