Meaning of UNIVERSAL in English

UNIVERSAL

■ adjective relating to or done by all people or things in the world or in a particular group; applicable to all cases.

↘ Logic denoting a proposition in which something is asserted of all of a class. Contrasted with particular .

■ noun

1》 Logic a ~ proposition.

2》 Philosophy a term or concept of general application.

↘a nature or essence signified by a general term.

Derivatives

~ity noun

~ly adverb

Origin

ME: from OFr., or from L. ~is , from universus (see universe ).

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