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 for Universal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Universal \U`ni*ver"sal\, n.
     1. The whole; the general system of the universe; the
        universe. [Obs.]
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              Plato calleth God the cause and original, the nature
              and reason, of the universal.         --Sir W.
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     2. (Logic)
        (a) A general abstract conception, so called from being
            universally applicable to, or predicable of, each
            individual or species contained under it.
        (b) A universal proposition. See Universal, a., 4.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Universal \U`ni*ver"sal\, a. [L. universalis: cf. F. universel,
     OF. also universal. See Universe.]
     1. 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. "Anointed universal King." --Milton.
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              The universal cause
              Acts not by partial, but by general laws. --Pope.
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              This universal frame began.           --Dryden.
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     Note: Universal and its derivatives are used in common
           discourse for general and its derivatives. See
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     2. Constituting or considered as a whole; total; entire;
        whole; as, the universal world. --Shak.
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              At which the universal host up dent
              A shout that tore Hell's concave.     --Milton.
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     3. (Mech.) Adapted or adaptable to all or to various uses,
        shapes, sizes, etc.; as, a universal milling machine.
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     4. (Logic) 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.
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     Universal chuck (Mach.), a chuck, as for a lathe, having
        jaws which can be moved simultaneously so as to grasp
        objects of various sizes.
     Universal church, the whole church of God in the world; the
        catholic church. See the Note under Catholic, a., 1.
     Universal coupling. (Mach.) Same as Universal joint,
     Universal dial, a dial by which the hour may be found in
        any part of the world, or under any elevation of the pole.
     Universal instrument (Astron.), a species of altitude and
        azimuth instrument, the peculiarity of which is, that the
        object end of the telescope is placed at right angles to
        the eye end, with a prism of total reflection at the
        angle, and the eye end constitutes a portion of the
        horizontal axis of the instrument, having the eyepiece at
        the pivot and in the center of the altitude circle, so
        that the eye has convenient access to both at the same
     Universal joint (Mach.), a contrivance used for joining two
        shafts or parts of a machine endwise, so that the one may
        give rotary motion to the other when forming an angle with
        it, or may move freely in all directions with respect to
        the other, as by means of a cross connecting the forked
        ends of the two shafts (Fig. 1). Since this joint can not
        act when the angle of the shafts is less than 140[deg], a
        double joint of the same kind is sometimes used for giving
        rotary motion at angles less than 140[deg] (Fig. 2).
     Universal umbel (Bot.), a primary or general umbel; the
        first or largest set of rays in a compound umbel; --
        opposed to partial umbel. A universal involucre is not
        unfrequently placed at the foot of a universal umbel.
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     Syn: General; all; whole; total. See General.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of
             cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and
             ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley;
             "universal experience" [syn: cosmopolitan,
             ecumenical, oecumenical, general, universal,
             worldwide, world-wide]
      2: 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"
      3: adapted to various purposes, sizes, forms, operations;
         "universal wrench", "universal chuck"; "universal
      n 1: (linguistics) a grammatical rule (or other linguistic
           feature) that is found in all languages [syn: universal,
           linguistic universal]
      2: (logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members
         of a class [syn: universal, universal proposition] [ant:
         particular, particular proposition]
      3: 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"
      4: 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" [syn: universal joint,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  220 Moby Thesaurus words for "universal":
     Berkeleianism, Geistesgeschichte, Hegelian idea, Hegelianism,
     Kantian idea, Kantianism, Neoplatonism, Platonic form,
     Platonic idea, Platonism, absolute, absolute idealism, accustomed,
     across-the-board, aggregate, all, all-comprehending,
     all-comprehensive, all-covering, all-embracing, all-encompassing,
     all-filling, all-including, all-inclusive, all-out, all-pervading,
     allover, animatism, animism, archetype, average, blanket, born,
     boundless, broad, broad-based, catholic, clean, clear, common,
     commonplace, compendious, complete, complex idea, comprehensive,
     congenital, consummate, conventional, cosmic, cosmogonal,
     cosmogonic, cosmologic, cosmopolitan, countless, country-wide,
     current, customary, deep-dyed, downright, dyed-in-the-wool,
     ecumenic, ecumenical, egregious, encyclopedic, endless, entire,
     epidemic, eternal, eternal object, eternal universal, everyday,
     exemplar, exhaustive, exhaustless, extending everywhere, extensive,
     familiar, form, formal cause, galactic, general, generic, global,
     gross, habitual, heaven-wide, highest category, history of ideas,
     holistic, household, hylozoism, ideal, idealism, ideate, ideatum,
     idee-force, illimitable, illimited, immaterialism, immeasurable,
     immense, incalculable, inclusive, incomprehensible, inexhaustible,
     infinite, infinitely continuous, innate idea, innumerable,
     integral, integrated, intensive, interminable, interminate,
     international, limitless, measureless, metaphysical idealism,
     model, monistic idealism, national, no end of, nondenominational,
     nonsectarian, noosphere, normative, noumenon, omnibus, omnipresent,
     one, one and indivisible, ordinary, out-and-out, outright,
     over-all, pandemic, panoramic, panpsychism, pattern, percept,
     perfect, perpetual, personalism, pervasive, plain, planetary,
     plumb, popular, predominating, prescriptive, prevailing, prevalent,
     prototype, psychism, pure, radical, regular, regulation,
     regulative first principle, sheer, shoreless, simple idea,
     solipsism, spiritualism, standard, stock, straight, subjectivism,
     subsistent form, sumless, sweeping, synoptic, termless,
     the Absolute, the Absolute Idea, the Self-determined,
     the realized ideal, thorough, thoroughgoing, through-and-through,
     total, transcendent idea, transcendent nonempirical concept,
     transcendent universal, transcendental, ubiquitous, unbounded,
     uncircumscribed, unconditional, unfathomable, universal concept,
     universal essence, unlimited, unmeasurable, unmeasured,
     unmitigated, unnumbered, unplumbed, unqualified, unreserved,
     unrestricted, untold, usual, utter, veritable, vernacular, whole,
     wholesale, wide-ranging, widespread, without bound, without end,
     without exception, without limit, without measure, without number,
     without omission, wonted, world-wide, worldwide

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Universal, IN -- U.S. town in Indiana
     Population (2000):    419
     Housing Units (2000): 207
     Land area (2000):     0.283589 sq. miles (0.734493 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.283589 sq. miles (0.734493 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            77912
     Located within:       Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
     Location:             39.621636 N, 87.453043 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Universal, IN

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