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Definition of universal adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1done by or involving all the people in the world or in a particular group Such problems are a universal feature of old age. Agreement on this issue is almost universal. universal suffrage (= the right of all the people in a country to vote)
  2. 2true or right at all times and in all places universal facts about human nature
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noun the universality of religious experience
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