a society or social group that espouses values different from those of the established social order.
- Parallel universe
Physics. any of a hypothetical collection of undetectable universes that are like our known universe but have branched off from our universe due to a quantum-level event. See also . (in cosmology) a hypothetical universe that coexists with our known universe but may operate under fundamentally different laws of physics. See also . Also called […]
- David alter
David, 1807–81, U.S. physicist. verb to make or become different in some respect; change (transitive) (informal, mainly US) a euphemistic word for castrate, spay v. late 14c., “to change (something),” from Old French alterer “change, alter,” from Medieval Latin alterare “to change,” from Latin alter “the other (of the two),” from PIE *al- “beyond” (see […]
capable of being . Historical Examples Still, the difference between the great and less man is, on the whole, chiefly in this point of alterability. English Critical Essays Various Incidentally we have touched upon a most far-reaching problem: The alterability of human nature. Human Nature and Conduct John Dewey adj. 1520s, from alter + -able. […]