# Definition talk:Universe of Discourse

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Are we completely sure that the universe of discourse in the context of pure predicate logic is the same as the universe of discourse of a statistical analysis? I believe the concepts are sufficiently different as to make the link to Definition:Population sufficiently out of place here as Keith Moon in a convent. --prime mover (talk) 21:23, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

- That's what I have in my lecture notes. My text doesn't address the issue. I could've misunderstood my professor. Perhaps it's better to put it in the page for Definition:Universal Class. --GFauxPas (talk) 22:27, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
- Your lecture notes are probably a simplification for the purposes of getting students through a statistics module, and have not been written from the point of view of a general mathematical overview. It is highly unlikely that such a module is going to include references to fields of mathematics which (from the point of view of applied mathematics) is of minimal relevance. --prime mover (talk) 05:18, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

- ... perhaps the best approach is to add a definition for "Universe of Discourse" for the context of statistics, probably by using a disambiguation, or by expanding on the definition here and using a transclusion, whatever - you know the routine. --prime mover (talk) 06:42, 11 September 2012 (UTC)