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universal

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

noun

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Origin of universal

1325–75; Middle English universel (adj.) <Middle French <Latin ūniversālis.See universe, -al1
5. See general.
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British Dictionary definitions for universal

universal
/ (ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsəl) /

adjective

noun

universalness, noun
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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