Definition of universal :
1. A general abstract conception, so called from being universally applicable to, or predicable of, each individual or species contained under it.
2. A universal proposition. See Universal, a., 4.
3. Adapted or adaptable to all or to various uses, shapes, sizes, etc.; as, a universal milling machine.
4. Constituting or considered as a whole; total; entire; whole; as, the universal world.
5. Forming the whole of a genus; relatively unlimited in extension; affirmed or denied of the whole of a subject; as, a universal proposition; -- opposed to particular; e. g. ( universal affirmative) All men are animals; ( universal negative) No men are omniscient.
6. Of or pertaining to the universe; extending to, including, or affecting, the whole number, quantity, or space; unlimited; general; all- reaching; all- pervading; as, universal ruin; universal good; universal benevolence or benefice.
7. The whole; the general system of the universe; the universe.
extensive, popular, widespread, principle, empyrean, world, terrene, specialized, planetary, ecumenic, global, human, sweeping, specific, limitless, catholic, undisputed, unlimited, tellurian, oecumenic, widely distributed, astronomical, law, pandemic, world-wide, earthly, worldwide, peculiar, local, cosmopolitan, terrestrial, endless, celestial, theorem, accepted, stellar, restricted, public, universal joint, axiom, cosmic, vast, linguistic universal, fundamental, oecumenical, limited, ecumenical, universal proposition, order
complete (part of speech: adjective)
conclusive, whole, accomplished, complete, undivided, full, plenary, entire, total, final, unabridged, comprehensive, intact, done, all, solid, integral, thorough, through, uncut, sum, exhaustive, unified, collective, finished, unsevered
universal (part of speech: adjective)
regular (part of speech: adjective)
everyday, monotonous, habitual, orthodox, cyclical, commonplace, normal, continual, constant, routine, familiar, epochal, chronic, periodic, standard, steady, frequent, ordinary, accustomed, general, average, prevailing, predominating, recurrent, regular, metronomic, rhythmic, conventional, traditional, stock, common, customary, mundane, usual, canonical
- Thus much for the information the curious may obtain on English poetry from its universal history. - "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)", Isaac Disraeli.
- This pursuit of individual advantage is admirably connected with the universal good of the whole. - "On The Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation", David Ricardo.
- Or: " From the fact that its evidence is not universal." - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.