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Universal Declaration of Human Rights the declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, outlining a standard of human rights for all people.
universalism (often cap.) a theological doctrine that asserts the universal fatherhood of God and the final salvation of all people. [2 definitions]
universality the quality, character, or condition of being universal. [2 definitions]
universalize to make universal.
universal joint a connection between rotating shafts set at angles to one another, permitting rotation in three planes.
universally in all places and instances; with no exception.
Universal Product Code a series of vertical bars printed on packages of consumer goods that indicates price, type of product, and the like, and that can be read by a computerized scanner. (Cf. bar code.)
universal set in mathematics, the set of all elements under consideration in a given problem.
universal suffrage the right of all a nation's citizens above a certain age, usu. eighteen or twenty-one, to vote, unless they are in violation of certain basic legal requirements.
Universal time see Greenwich time.
universe all matter and space in existence, including the earth and the heavens. [3 definitions]
university an educational institution devoted to learning and research and authorized to award degrees on both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
unjaded combined form of jaded.
unjoint to separate or dislocate a joint of.
unjointed combined form of jointed.
unjust contrary to the principles of fairness or justice.
unjustifiable combined form of justifiable.
unjustifiably combined form of justifiably.
unjustified combined form of justified.
unkempt not combed; poorly groomed. [2 definitions]
unkept combined form of kept.