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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.
I have collected so large a body of facts, showing that close interbreeding lessens fertility, and, on the other hand, that an occasional cross with a distinct individual or variety increases fertility, that I cannot doubt the correctness of this almost universal belief amongst breeders.
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.
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.
To you, my dear Summerlee, belongs the honour--posthumous, alas, but none the less unique--of having given a name to the universal destroyer, the Great Gardener's disinfectant.
But as to the horror with which universal death appears to inspire you, I would put it to you that it is somewhat exaggerated.
The universal nature, too strong for the petty nature of the bard, sits on his neck and writes through his hand; so that when he seems to vent a mere caprice and wild romance, the issue is an exact allegory.
It is the universal nature which gives worth to particular men and things.
This popular view of the Platonic ideas may be summed up in some such formula as the following: 'Truth consists not in particulars, but in universals, which have a place in the mind of God, or in some far-off heaven.
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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