Definition of universality
1 : the quality or state of being universal
2 : universal comprehensiveness in range
Recent Examples of universality from the Web
But the universality of the show transcends the individuality of its characters.
There was a kind of universality expressed by their feelings.
Their universality might make a case for keeping them around as times change, so our descendants can get a fuller sensory picture of the past.
With its universality and range of meaning, the Iliad has gripped readers in many ages and societies, both peaceful and belligerent.
Trump has always been a skeptic of the universality of Western values, especially democracy.
There’s a universality in that story—many friendships weather similar imbalances—but there’s also something particularly germane to the gay experience, a kind of double loneliness that Significant Other illustrates in subtle and lovely ways.
Troy Maxson embodies the truth that the universality of the art isn’t in its sameness but in its differences.
In general, Majumdar and Schehr believe, systems in the Tracy-Widom universality class exhibit one phase in which all components act in concert and another phase in which the components act alone.
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