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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

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Dalai Lama

Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
Mahatma Gandhi
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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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