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n. pl. u·ni·ver·sal·i·ties
1. The quality, fact, or condition of being universal.
2. Universal inclusiveness in scope or range, especially great or unbounded versatility of the mind.


the state or quality of being universal


(ˌyu nə vərˈsæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the character or state of being universal; existence or prevalence everywhere.
2. relation, extension, or applicability to all.
3. universal character or range of knowledge, interests, etc.
[1325–75; Middle English < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.universality - the quality of being universaluniversality - the quality of being universal; existing everywhere
generality - the quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability


noun comprehensiveness, generalization, generality, totality, completeness, ubiquity, all-inclusiveness The vignettes have a universality that makes them irresistible.
عُمومِيَّه، شُموليَّه
algildi; almenn útbreiîsla


[ˌjuːnɪvɜːˈsælɪtɪ] Nuniversalidad f


nUniversalität f; (of person also)Vielseitigkeit f; (= prevalence also)allgemeine Verbreitung; (= general applicability)Allgemeingültigkeit f


(ˈjuːnivəːs) noun
everything – earth, planets, sun, stars etc – that exists anywhere. Somewhere in the universe there must be another world like ours.
ˌuniˈversal adjective
affecting, including etc the whole of the world or all or most people. English may become a universal language that everyone can learn and use.
ˌuniˈversally adverb
ˌuniverˈsality (-ˈsӕ-) noun
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