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out-of-universe (not comparable)

  1. Referring to a perspective or view from the real world, in contrast to a perspective from within the fictional world.
    An out-of-universe explanation for Dr. Watson's wife calling him James in one story is that Doyle forgot his given name had already been established as John.
    For example, there are English-speaking twins that were portrayed by identical twins who don't speak English at all from an out-of-universe perspective, yet this doesn't change the fact that they speak English in the film; they simply don't speak at all.