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universal
American English: /ˌjunəˈvərsəl/
British English: /juːnɪˈvəːs(ə)l/

Translation of universal in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1 (general) the measure was greeted with universal condemnation
    la medida fue condenada unánimemente
    this practise is becoming universal among doctors
    esta práctica se está generalizando entre los médicos
    universal proposition (Philos)
    proposición (feminine) universal
    Example sentences
    • Trinidad was granted universal adult suffrage in 1945.
    • After World War II, universal adult suffrage was introduced and a party system was developed.
    • It is rooted in a specific place and culture, but the concerns are universal.
    1.2 (worldwide)
    (peace/law/language)
    universal
    Example sentences
    • Instead, slang and universal loanwords are used, a so - called ‘globespeak.’
    1.3 (all-purpose, versatile)
    (adaptor)
    universal
    (motor/television receiver)
    universal
    a universal remedy
    una panacea (universal)
    universal joint o coupling
    Example sentences
    • As a universal machine, the computer and particularly its software are the centre of interest.
    • Today the computer is the universal machine that is driving the Information Age.
    • There's a yawning chasm between their user-experience of partially-universal machines and universal machines.

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