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universal

adjective     /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.Somewhere, anywhere, nowhere, or everywhereSomeone, anyone, no one or everyone universality     /-vɜːˈsæl.ɪ.ti/ US  /-vɝːˈsæl.ə.t̬i/ noun [U] formal universally     /-i/ adverb Somewhere, anywhere, nowhere, or everywhereSomeone, anyone, no one or everyone
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