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universal

Pronunciation: /ˌjuːnəˈvɜːrsəl; ˌjuːnɪˈvɜːsəl/

Translation of universal in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (general) 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 junta (feminine) (universal) cardán
    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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