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Definition of Universal

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

Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.
Nelson Mandela

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

Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred; universal brotherhood, not enmity; peace, and not violence.
Pervez Musharraf

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
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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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