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universal

EN[ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsl] [ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːrsl] [-ɜː(r)səl]
WUniversal
  • Universal may refer to:

    Definition of universal in English Dictionary

  • NounPLuniversalsPREuni-
    1. (philosophy) A characteristic or property that particular things have in common.
      1. When we examine common words, we find that, broadly speaking, proper names stand for particulars, while other substantives, adjectives, prepositions, and verbs stand for universals.
  • AdjectiveCOMmore universalSUPmost universal
    1. Of or pertaining to the universe.
      1. Common to all members of a group or class.
        1. I had been planning every day through these years toward a universal car.
      2. Common to all society; world-wide.
        1. She achieved universal fame.
      3. Cosmic; unlimited; vast; infinite.
        1. Useful for many purposes, e.g., universal wrench.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • [Wright] also refers to 'the great Usonian Life, the universal life of our own true democracy' and 'the road to Freedom in Usonia'. The association of USA and utopia is inescapable [ …]
            • Very shortly after the beginning of the universal expansion, the ylem was a gas of neutrons only.
            • Mr. Herbert makes his moan over the awful one-handedness and one-leggedness of our rich classes, who are smitten with the universal incapacity to help theniselves.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • universal suffrage, women's suffrage, negro suffrage
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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            1. en universally
            2. en universality
            3. en universalism
            4. en universals
            5. en universalise
            Source: Wiktionary
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            Grammatically, this word "universal" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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