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a 3D virtual world, esp in an online role-playing game
the universe as portrayed in a given work of fiction

a computer-generated interactive environment; virtual world

In the Metaverse, humans, as avatars, interact with each other and software agents, in a three-dimensional space that uses the metaphor of the real world.
Word Origin

by 1992, from Neal Stephenson’s science fiction novel Snow Crash
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