I've seen an answer from my questions like Why didn't McGonagall send only Parkinson to the dungeons?

What I'm referring to is

Well, the movies are nonsense, but putting that to one side... Out of universe it's a sarcastic joke and that may even be part of it in universe as well. A bit of humour to relieve the tension before the battle. I don't think, in-universe, the Slytherins were ever actually taken to the dungeons, McGonagall was clearly being snarky and sarcastic.

But I've seen questions mentioning "Out of Universe" from this website. I researched for this meaning but I don't understand it. So please help me. =)

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    Good question! It's already been covered here though; I've closed as a duplicate of these two questions about the complementary term "in-universe". I believe reading their answers should tell you all you need to know.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Commented May 6, 2018 at 20:56


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