• adj. 普遍的;通用的;宇宙的;全世界的;全体的
  • n. 一般概念;普通性

[ 复数 universals ]

universal [ ,ju:ni'və:səl ]
  • n.
    • (linguistics) a grammatical rule (or other linguistic feature) that is found in all languages

      同义词: linguistic universal

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

      同义词: universal proposition

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

      "some form of religion seems to be a human universal"

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

      "in motor vehicles a universal joint allows the driveshaft to move up and down as the vehicle passes over bumps"

      同义词: universal joint

  • adj.
    • of worldwide scope or applicability

      "universal experience"

      同义词: cosmopolitan ecumenical oecumenical general worldwide world-wide

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

      "the play opened to universal acclaim"; " rap enjoys universal appeal among teenage boys"

    • adapted to various purposes, sizes, forms, operations

      "universal wrench"; " universal chuck"; " universal screwdriver"