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    universal - Dictionary definition and meaning for word universal

    (noun) (linguistics) a grammatical rule (or other linguistic feature) that is found in all languages Definition
    (noun) (logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class Definition
    (noun) a behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings
    Example Sentence
    • some form of religion seems to be a human universal
    (noun) coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions
    Synonyms : universal joint
    Example Sentence
    • in motor vehicles a universal joint allows the driveshaft to move up and down as the vehicle passes over bumps
    (adj) of worldwide scope or applicability
    Example Sentence
    • an issue of cosmopolitan import
    • the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time
    • universal experience
    (adj) applicable to or common to all members of a group or set
    Example Sentence
    • the play opened to universal acclaim
    • rap enjoys universal appeal among teenage boys
    (adj) adapted to various purposes, sizes, forms, operations
    Example Sentence
    • universal wrench
    • universal chuck
    • universal screwdriver
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for universal

Universal and General sound the same and both words refer to something that is present everywhere, is common.

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