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Definitions of "universal"

  • Of, relating to, extending to, or affecting the entire world or all within the world; worldwide: "This discovery of literature has as yet only partially penetrated the universal consciousness” ( Ellen Key). adjective
  • Including, relating to, or affecting all members of the class or group under consideration: the universal skepticism of philosophers. See Synonyms at general. adjective
  • Applicable or common to all purposes, conditions, or situations: a universal remedy. adjective
  • Of or relating to the universe or cosmos; cosmic. adjective
  • Knowledgeable about or constituting all or many subjects; comprehensively broad. adjective
  • Adapted or adjustable to many sizes or mechanical uses. adjective
  • Logic Encompassing all of the members of a class or group. Used of a proposition. adjective
  • Logic A universal proposition. noun
  • Logic A general or abstract concept or term considered absolute or axiomatic. noun
  • A general or widely held principle, concept, or notion. noun
  • A trait or pattern of behavior characteristic of all the members of a particular culture or of all humans. noun
  • Of or pertaining to the universe. adjective
  • Common to all members of a group or class. adjective
  • Common to all society; world-wide adjective
  • Cosmic; unlimited; vast; infinite adjective
  • Useful for many purposes, e.g., universal wrench. adjective
  • A characteristic or property that particular things have in common. noun
  • Of or pertaining to the universe; extending to, including, or affecting, the whole number, quantity, or space; unlimited; general; all-reaching; all-pervading adjective
  • Constituting or considered as a whole; total; entire; whole. adjective

The word "universal" in example sentences

I trust we may come to that unity of mankind of which he speaks, and of universal peace which our friend Richard Cobden considers as very near at hand; if, however, the red benefactors of mankind at Paris get the upper hand, _universal war_ will be the order of the day.. [The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853 A Selection from her Majesty's correspondence between the years 1837 and 1861]

But if this education were universal to the whole tribe, no man would have an advantage superior to the others; the knowledge they would have acquired being shared by all, would leave all as they now are, hewers of wood and drawers of water: the principle of individual hope, which springs from knowledge, would soon be baffled by the vast competition that _universal_ knowledge would produce.. [Alice, or the Mysteries — Book 06]

These assertions are universal: I say, in the full sense, _universal_.. [The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 02 (of 12)]

There are many different types of care which fall under the term universal health care. [Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]]

These three levels are: the materialistic consciousness, the spiritual consciousness and what I call the "universal consciousness.". [Masami Saionji: Guiding Our Inner Evolution]

Financial dignity is closer to what I call the "universal language of money" that the whole world actually speaks.. [John Hope Bryant: On Leadership: Why Financial Dignity is the New Movement for Financial Literacy]

McCain is referring to Obama's plan to help people with mortgages which he calls a universal mortgage credit plan and Obama added a work requirement to that.. [CNN Transcript Oct 25, 2008]

This reminded me that in one of my conversations with Coltrane he said he was searching for the sounds of what Buddhists call "Om," which he described as the universal essence of all of us in the universe.. [These Little Kids Think Coltrane Is Cool]

But what you want to know is what triggers a late charge or whether the credit card company has what they call a universal default clause.. [CNN Transcript Oct 23, 2006]

If their skin is intact, they take precautions, what we call universal precautions.. [CNN Transcript Sep 6, 2005]

And the thinking is that perhaps having a pope who needs to be concerned with what they call the universal church with the church internationally from Africa is not the best place for an African cardinal; that an African cardinal still needs to concentrate on Africa.. [CNN Transcript Oct 25, 2003]

This particular type of mushroom starts out enclosed in what they call a universal veil that leaves a cup at the stem base.. [I is for Innocent]

Truism or not, it is salutary that Chomsky should remind us that variability is an inevitable consequence of sexual reproduction, and that what he terms a universal grammar can be no exception, whatever its genetic basis.. [Universal Grammar]

That which has been understood and conceded to be true in all ages and climes is what we call universal truth.. [The Right Knock A Story]

Mesmer got his idea of what he called the universal fluid.. [Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing]

Yet since these names enjoy what we call a universal celebrity, what must be the popular relation to figures much less prominent?. [Some Diversions of a Man of Letters]

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@Taheri_Movement: We want to enforce the rights that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Articles 18 and 19 has acknowledged f…


@StefanMolyneux: Generally, only white Christian cultures accept universal morality. Most other religions and cultures practice rabid…


@govern @QuimTorraiPla Le ha faltado decir que Cataluña es una unidad de destino en lo universal.


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