- (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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This trend has been encouraged by the emergence of the universal owner.The Public Trusts Businesses Over Government to Solve Our Problems. But We Need Both to Try|Colin Mayer|February 3, 2021|Time
Autistics may want less social interaction than others—although this is by no means universal among us — but less is a far cry from none.I’m autistic. I’m hoping I can wear a mask for the rest of my life.|Christine M. Condo|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
Some of the biggest economic debates of our time focus on automation, the threat of robots replacing workers and whether societies should introduce a universal basic income.Beyond GameStop: Are You Ready for an Economic Moonshot?|Charu Kasturi|January 31, 2021|Ozy
For example, many advocacy organizations are currently pushing for the USDA to permanently offer universal school meals instead of requiring eligible families to apply.The Pandemic Reveals Racial Gaps in School Meal Access|Lisa Held|January 27, 2021|Eater
The proposal would have allowed for a universal DH for the second straight year, as opposed to having the position only in the American League, as was the case from 1973 through 2019.MLB and players’ union at impasse over universal DH, expanded postseason in 2021|Des Bieler|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
Was there something linked to something a little more universal as far as experiences are concerned?Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“I care about what the universal sense of the film is,” she says.Brie Larson’s Hollywood Transformation|Marlow Stern|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The courage of this husband and father is a constant reminder of how much some sacrifice for exercising universal rights.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And this song is just absolute genius and totally universal.Yes, I Like Christmas Music. Stop Laughing.|Michael Tomasky|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|William Boot|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Vine is a universal favorite, and rarely out of view; while it often seems to cover half the ground in sight.
“Well, mistakes is humant,” sighed Sol, taking advantage of that universal absolution.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
The universal ignorance of the working class broke down the aspiring force of genius.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
It stands very much in the way of that universal adult education which is our present concern.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Wheat gives place to Rye about the same time, and the Potato, at first comparatively rare, becomes universal.
British Dictionary definitions for universal
- 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