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Definitions for Universality
ˌyu nə vərˈsæl ɪ tiuni·ver·sal·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. universality, catholicitynoun

    the quality of being universal; existing everywhere


  1. universalitynoun

    the property of being universal, common to all members of a class

  2. Etymology: universal + -ity

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Universalitynoun

    Not particularity; generality; extension to the whole.

    Etymology: universalitas, school Lat.

    This catalogue of sin, is but of sin under a limitation; an universality of sin under a certain kind; that is, of all sins of direct and personal commission. Robert South, Sermons.

    The universality of the deluge I insist upon: and that marine bodies are found in all parts of the world. John Woodward.

    A special conclusion cannot be inferred from a moral universality, nor always from a physical one; though it may be always inferred from an universality that is metaphysical. Isaac Watts.


  1. universality

    Universality refers to the quality of being universally applicable, recognized, used, or present, in other words, it applies or relates to all people or things in the world or in a particular group or situation. It might concern ideas, rules, principles, behaviors, qualities, or phenomena that are overarching, all-inclusive, or globally accepted or understood.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Universalitynoun

    the quality or state of being universal; unlimited extension or application; generality; -- distinguished from particularity; as, the unversality of a proposition; the unversality of sin; the unversality of the Deluge


  1. Universality

    In philosophy, universalism is a doctrine or school claiming universal facts can be discovered and is therefore understood as being in opposition to relativism. In certain religions, universality is the quality ascribed to an entity whose existence is consistent throughout the universe. This article also discusses Kantian and Platonist notions of "universal", which are considered by many to be separate notions.

Editors Contribution

  1. Universality

    an instrument of study pertaining to a particular conception of The Universe, its nature, its ontology, its existentiality, and its interactionality with other realms of existence in the Astronic cosmology.

    Submitted by AstronistInstitution on September 7, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Universality in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Universality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Universality in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Doherty:

    I don't think the Queen's send off will mark the medium's swan song, if something like 9/11 were to happen again we'd all go to our TVs — drawn to the simultaneity and universality of the collective experience and the hypnotic power of the bigger image.

  2. Andrey Zvyagintsev:

    The film's reception abroad proves its universality - it is understood everywhere, it evokes compassion for a person who finds himself in the grips of injustice and tries to maintain a sense of dignity.

  3. Joel Kim Booster:

    There's a universality to how Jane Austen depicts class struggles, especially in a place like Fire Island, where suddenly there are no straight people around to oppress us and we have to find ways to oppress one another, we recreate the artificial class systems and other hierarchies that exist in the rest of the world but are just magnified and felt so much more viscerally in a place where it's only gay people.

  4. Vanna Bonta:

    It is indisputable that evolved thinking recognizes the universality of Life.

  5. Glenn Whipp:

    They've really tried to hone the universality of the film.

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