- (of metal plates and shapes) rolled in a universal mill.
- (of a rolling mill or rolling method) having or employing vertical edging rolls.
- a general term or concept or the generic nature that such a term signifies; a Platonic idea or Aristotelian form.
- an entity that remains unchanged in character in a series of changes or changing relations.
- Hegelianism.concrete universal.
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Contemporary Examples of universal
“I care about what the universal sense of the film is,” she says.Brie Larson’s Hollywood Transformation
December 29, 2014
Most people know the Universal Life Church as a quick and easy place to get ordained without leaving your couch.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 15-21, 2014
December 21, 2014
The last arm of the bill is universal e-prescribing for all prescriptions.No More Paper Prescriptions: Docs Fight Fraud by Going Electronic
December 18, 2014
Tosi has been using cereal milk as a flavor ever since 2007, and she says it taps into a universal “memory sensor.”Cereal Cafe’s Big Bowl of Hate
December 14, 2014
I'm to be at his Universal bungalow at twelve-thirty for lunch, to meet him for the first time, going to see a man about a job.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Historical Examples of universal
If it be possible for so universal a lover to be confined so long to one object?Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
But from the outset the plan was received with universal favor.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
The Universal Father could surely not do otherwise than bless all alike.
I took still another when I added the truth of Universal Love.
Where the Universal Good is all there can be no place for evil or evil spirits.
- a general term or concept or the type such a term signifies
- a metaphysical entity taken to be the reference of a general term, as distinct from the class of individuals it describesSee also realism (def. 5)
- a Platonic Idea or Aristotelian form
- a universal proposition, statement, or formula
- a universal quantifier
late 14c., from Old French universel (12c.), from Latin universalis "of or belonging to all," from universus "all together, whole, entire" (see universe). In mechanics, a universal joint (1670s) is one which allows free movement in any direction; in theology universalism (1805) is the doctrine of universal salvation (universalist in this sense is attested from 1620s). Universal product code is recorded from 1974.