Sunday 14 February 2016

Merriam-Webster's Definition of "Universal"

This is a good place to start if you are unfamiliar with what "universal" means...


adjective  uni·ver·sal  \ˌyü-nə-ˈvər-səl\

Simple Definition of universal

Popularity: Top 40% of words

  • : done or experienced by everyone : existing or available for everyone
  • : existing or true at all times or in all places

Full Definition of universal

  1. 1:  including or covering all or a whole collectively or distributively without limit or exception;especially :  available equitably to all members of a society <universal health coverage>
  2. 2a :  present or occurring everywhereb :  existent or operative everywhere or under all conditions <universal cultural patterns>
  3. 3a :  embracing a major part or the greatest portion (as of humankind) <a universal state><universal practices>b :  comprehensively broad and versatile <a universal genius>
  4. 4a :  affirming or denying something of all members of a class or of all values of a variableb :  denoting every member of a class <a universal term>
  5. 5:  adapted or adjustable to meet varied requirements (as of use, shape, or size) <a universalgear cutter> <a universal remote control>

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