universal

[ yoo-nuh-vur-suhl ]
/ ˌyu nəˈvɜr səl /

adjective

noun

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Origin of universal

1325–75; Middle English universel (adj.) <Middle French <Latin ūniversālis.See universe, -al1

synonym study for universal

5. See general.

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British Dictionary definitions for universal

universal
/ (ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsəl) /

adjective

noun

Derived forms of universal

universalness, noun

usage for universal

The use of more universal as in his writings have long been admired by fellow scientists, but his latest book should have more universal appeal is acceptable in modern English usage
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