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universal

adjective uk   /ˌjuː.nɪˈvɜː.səl/ us    /-ˈvɝː-/
B2 existing everywhere or involving everyone: a universal truth Food, like sex, is a subject of almost universal interest. The new reforms have not met with universal approval within the government.
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universality
noun [U] uk   /-vɜːˈsæl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-vɝːˈsæl.ə.t̬i/ formal
universally
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
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