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u·ni·ver·sal / ˌyoōnəˈvərsəl/ • adj. of, affecting, or done by all people or things in the world or in a particular group; applicable to all cases: universal adult suffrage the incidents caused universal concern. ∎  Logic denoting a proposition in which something is asserted of all of a class. Contrasted with particular. ∎  Linguistics denoting or relating to a grammatical rule, set of rules, or other linguistic feature that is found in all languages. ∎  (of a tool or machine) adjustable to or appropriate for all requirements; not restricted to a single purpose or position. • n. a person or thing having universal effect, currency, or application, in particular: ∎  Logic a universal proposition. ∎  Philos. a term or concept of general application. ∎  Philos. a nature or essence signified by a general term. ∎  Linguistics a universal grammatical rule or linguistic feature. DERIVATIVES: u·ni·ver·sal·i·ty / -vərˈsalətē/ n.

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U·ni·ver·sal / ˌyoōnəˈvərsəl/ a movie production company formed by Carl Laemmle in 1912, one of the first studios to move from New York to the Los Angeles area. The company merged with MCA (Music Corporation of America) in 1962. The company produced movies starring Abbott and Costello, the series of Sherlock Holmes movies featuring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, and blockbusters such as ET The Extra-Terrestrial (1982).

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universal comprehending the whole XIV; pert. to the universe; of the Church Catholic, forming a whole XV; widely learned or accomplished XVI; (logic) pert. to the whole of a class or genus; also sb. XVI. — OF. universal (mod. -el) or L. ūniversālis, f. ūniversus; see next and -AL1.
So universality XIV (once, thereafter not till XVI). — (O)F. or late L. Hence universally XIV. universalism XIX, universalist XVII.

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