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Etymology

Latin universum (universe).

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Adjective

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Positive
universal

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  1. Of or pertaining to the universe.
  2. Common to all members of a group or class.
    • 1922, Henry Ford, My Life and Work,  
      I had been planning every day through these years toward a universal car.
    • 1911, 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica,  
      In Logic, the letter A is used as a symbol for the universal affirmative proposition in the general form "all x is y."
  3. Useful for many purposes, e.g., universal wrench.

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Noun

Singular
universal

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  1. (philosophy) A characteristic or property that particular things have in common.
    • 1912, Bertrand Russel, The Problems of Philosophy, Chapter 9,  
      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.

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Spanish

Adjective

universal m. and f. (plural universales)

  1. universal

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