Definition of Universal


  • coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions
    "in motor vehicles a universal joint allows the driveshaft to move up and down as the vehicle passes over bumps"
    - universal joint
  • a behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings
    "some form of religion seems to be a human universal"
  • (logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class
    - universal proposition
  • (linguistics) a grammatical rule (or other linguistic feature) that is found in all languages
    - linguistic universal


  • adapted to various purposes, sizes, forms, operations
    "universal wrench", "universal chuck"
    "universal screwdriver"
  • applicable to or common to all members of a group or set
    "the play opened to universal acclaim"
    "rap enjoys universal appeal among teenage boys"
  • of worldwide scope or applicability
    "an issue of cosmopolitan import"
    "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley
    "universal experience"
    - world wide
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Word games points for the Universal

  • Scrabble® score of the universal (12)
  • Word Chums® score of the universal (17)
  • Words With Friends® score of the universal (16)

Unscramble universal

657 unscramble word found using the letters universal.

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