Meaning of UNIVERSAL in English


I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin ~is, from universum universe Date: 14th century including or covering all or a whole collectively or distributively without limit or exception, 2. present or occurring everywhere, existent or operative everywhere or under all conditions , 3. embracing a major part or the greatest portion (as of mankind) , comprehensively broad and versatile , 4. affirming or denying something of all members of a class or of all values of a variable, denoting every member of a class , adapted or adjustable to meet varied requirements (as of use, shape, or size) , ~ly adverb ~ness noun II. noun Date: 1553 one that is ~: as, a ~ proposition in logic, a predicable of traditional logic, a general concept or term or something in reality to which it corresponds ; essence , 2. a behavior pattern or institution (as the family) existing in all cultures, a culture trait characteristic of all normal adult members of a particular society

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