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Definition of Universal


  1. Of or pertaining to the universe; extending to, including, or affecting, the whole number, quantity, or space; unlimited; general; all-reaching; all-pervading; as, universal ruin; universal good; universal benevolence or benefice.
  2. Constituting or considered as a whole; total; entire; whole; as, the universal world.
  3. Adapted or adaptable to all or to various uses, shapes, sizes, etc.; as, a universal milling machine.
  4. Forming the whole of a genus; relatively unlimited in extension; affirmed or denied of the whole of a subject; as, a universal proposition; -- opposed to particular; e. g. (universal affirmative) All men are animals; (universal negative) No men are omniscient.
  5. The whole; the general system of the universe; the universe.
  6. A general abstract conception, so called from being universally applicable to, or predicable of, each individual or species contained under it.
  7. A universal proposition. See Universal, a., 4.

Universal Quotations

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. - William Arthur Ward
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
William Arthur Ward

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
George Orwell

A smile is the universal welcome.
Max Eastman

The Universal Zulu Nation stands to acknowledge wisdom, understanding, freedom, justice, and equality, peace, unity, love, and having fun, work, overcoming the negative through the positive, science, mathematics, faith, facts, and the wonders of God, whether we call him Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, or Jah.
Afrika Bambaataa

All nature wears one universal grin.
Henry Fielding
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Universal Translations

universal in Dutch is algemeen, universeel
universal in French is universel
universal in Spanish is universalmente
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