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Synonyms for universal

Synonyms for universal

so pervasive and all-inclusive as to exist in or affect the whole world

ever present in all places

belonging or relating to the whole

a broad and basic rule or truth

Synonyms for universal

(linguistics) a grammatical rule (or other linguistic feature) that is found in all languages

(logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class

a behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings

coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions

of worldwide scope or applicability

applicable to or common to all members of a group or set

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adapted to various purposes, sizes, forms, operations

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Not only does it occur at every step, but the universal historians' accounts are all made up of a chain of such contradictions.
This condition is never observed by the universal historians, and so to explain the resultant forces they are obliged to admit, in addition to the insufficient components, another unexplained force affecting the resultant action.
The question of the nature of our consciousness of the universal is much affected by our view as to the general nature of the relation of consciousness to its object.
This image is vague so long as the multiplicity of its prototypes is not recognized, but becomes universal when it exists alongside of the more specific images of its instances, and is knowingly contrasted with them.
He is as emphatic in his conclusion that some hybrids are perfectly fertile--as fertile as the pure parent-species--as are Kolreuter and Gartner that some degree of sterility between distinct species is a universal law of nature.
On this view of the origin of many of our domestic animals, we must either give up the belief of the almost universal sterility of distinct species of animals when crossed; or we must look at sterility, not as an indelible characteristic, but as one capable of being removed by domestication.
That in the two kingdoms above mentioned, where, during his residence, he had conversed very much, he observed long life to be the universal desire and wish of mankind.
I've seen death as often as most folk, but universal death--it's awful
But as to the horror with which universal death appears to inspire you, I would put it to you that it is somewhat exaggerated.
It is the universal nature which gives worth to particular men and things.
He finds that the poet was no odd fellow who described strange and impossible situations, but that universal man wrote by his pen a confession true for one and true for all.
The ideas are sometimes described as many, coextensive with the universals of sense and also with the first principles of ethics; or again they are absorbed into the single idea of good, and subordinated to it.
They seem, however, to have lost their first aspect of universals under which individuals are contained, and to have been converted into forms of another kind, which are inconsistently regarded from the one side as images or ideals of justice, temperance, holiness and the like; from the other as hypotheses, or mathematical truths or principles.
There was accordingly a universal restlessness and commotion throughout the plain; and the amorous herds gave utterance to their feelings in low bellowings that resounded like distant thunder.
In our condition of universal dependence it seems heroic to let the petitioner be the judge of his necessity, and to give all that is asked, though at great inconvenience.
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