Universal may refer to:

* The Universe, defined as the summation of all particles and energy that exist and the "space-time" in which all events occur

As a modifier

* Universal (metaphysics)
* Universal joint, a machine part consisting of a pair of hinges located close together, and oriented at 90° relative to each other
* Universal (act), an act by authorities in several periods of History of Ukraine
* Universal algebra, a field of mathematics that studies the ideas common to all algebraic structures
* Universal binary, a software product works on both Intel and PowerPC processors on Apple Macintosh computers
* Computationally universal, an abstract machine or programming language which has a computational power equivalent to a universal Turing machine
* Universal constructor, an abstract device capable of constructing all constructible artifacts of an environment
* Universal health care
* Universal pragmatics
* Universal property, a term used in various branches of mathematics
* Linguistic universal, a statement which applies to all languages
* Cultural universal, a trait thought to be shared by all cultures in the world
* Universal wavefunction, the wavefunction of the universe, used in quantum cosmology and decoherent interpretations of quantum mechanics
* Universal certificate, a BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) rating that signifies a work suitable for all viewers
* Universality (philosophy), a proposition affirming a property of all the members of a collection
* Universality (dynamical systems), the discovery that certain general properties of a physical system are independent of the details.


* NBC Universal, parent company of Universal Studios
** Universal Studios, a major American media conglomerate
* Universal Corporation, an American tobacco company
* Universal Airlines, a now-defunct airline based in Georgetown, Guyana
* Universal Airlines (US), a now-defunct airline based in Ypsilanti, Michigan
* [http://www.ufsinc.com Universal Fabric Structures] , a fabric structure manufacturer located in Quakertown, Pennsylvania
* Universal Helicopters, a commercial helicopter transport company
* Universal gym machines, a line of exercise machines marketed by Universal Gym Equipment
* Universal (game company), a video game company primarily active in the 1980s
* Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., a general aviation services company
* Universal Genève, a Swiss watch company


* Universal Music Group, a major music recording company founded in 1924
** Universal Records, a record company owned by Universal Music Group founded in 1995
* XHFO-FM, "Universal Stereo", a Mexico City radio station first airing in 1979
* The Universal (song), a 1995 rock song by the English band Blur
* "Universal" (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark album), a 1996 album by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
* "Universal" (YFriday album), a 2006 album by YFriday
* "Universal" (Troll album), a 2001 album by Troll
* "Universal" (Móa Album), a 1999 album by the Icelandic artist Móa.


*Universal, Indiana, a town in the United States


* Catholicism, whose name derives from the Greek καθολικος = "universal"


* Mac "Universal", a project that aims to allow software to be cross-platform without the need of changing the kernel core of an Operating System. [http://www.apple.com/universal/]
* "Universal", a make of oxygen rebreather scuba set designed to be used with the Sladen Suit
* Universal Remote
* HTC Universal, a model of PDA by Taiwanese firm High Tech Computer

ee also

* El Universal (disambiguation) for Spanish-language newspapers
* Universality
* Universalism (disambiguation)
* Universalization
* Universe

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Universal — U ni*ver sal, n. 1. The whole; the general system of the universe; the universe. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Plato calleth God the cause and original, the nature and reason, of the universal. Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 2. (Logic) (a) A general… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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