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universal

u·ni·ver·sal

universal

 
pronunciation:
yu nih vuhr sl
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, having to do with, or characteristic of the whole world or the world's population.
Universal peace seems like an impossible dream.
 
synonyms:
global, worldwide
similar words:
comprehensive, general, international
definition 2: for or affecting everyone.
The need for food and shelter is universal.
similar words:
comprehensive, general, global, international, widespread, worldwide
Word Parts
The word universal contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.