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"universal" in British English

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universaladjective

uk   /ˌjuː.nɪˈvɜː.səl/  us   /ˌjuː.nəˈvɝː.səl/
universality
noun [U] uk   /ˌjuː.nɪ.vɜːˈsæl.ə.ti/  us   /ˌjuː.nə.vɝːˈsæl.ə.t̬i/ formal
universally
adverb uk   /ˌjuː.nɪˈvɜː.səl.i/  us   /ˌjuː.nəˈvɝː.səl.i/
(Definition of universal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"universal" in American English

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universaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌju·nəˈvɜr·səl/
universally
adverb  us   /ˌju·nəˈvɜr·sə·li/
Water is one of the most common and universally known substances, but researchers are still learning more about it.
(Definition of universal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"universal" in Business English

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universaladjective

uk   us   /ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsəl/
existing everywhere or involving everyone: universal access/service/standards The wireless infrastructure provides universal access to the internet for all residents. universal agreement/appeal/approval All of the candidates agreed on the need for some form of universal health care.
(Definition of universal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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