concrete universal

noun

Definition of concrete universal

1 : a universal whose connotation is so particularized that it denotes one concrete reality especially an organized unity as distinguished from a universal that denotes any one of a class used by Hegelians to contrast terms such as man, book, church with those that denote a totality, as mankind, literature, the church
2 : something denoted by a concrete universal

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“Concrete universal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concrete%20universal. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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