universal negative

noun

Definition of universal negative

: a universal proposition that denies something of all members of a class

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First Known Use of universal negative

1551, in the meaning defined above

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“Universal negative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/universal%20negative. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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