Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Universal"

The meaning of "Universal" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does universal mean?
A: It means relating to or done by all people or things in the world or in aparticular group
Q: What does pretty universal mean?
A: It describes something that is used, or known about globally (around the whole world)
Q: What does universal mean?
A: 일반적인/ 전 세계적인
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Example sentences using "Universal"

Q: Please show me example sentences with universal .
A: “A child’s love for their parents is universal.”

“Music is a universal language.”

“Voting rights should be universal.”
Q: Please show me example sentences with universal.
A: universal means - common for everyone in the world
ex: death is a universal factor for every living being.

Synonyms of "Universal" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between universal and average ?
A: It's a bit hard to answer, because both "universal" and "average" have multiple different meanings that are possible. So it depends heavily on how they're being used and the context. Some of their definitions have nothing in common, and some of their definitions do partially overlap. Which is why you're getting very different answers.

For the meaning of things being normal, then mystiewish39's explanation is pretty good.

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"universal" can mean "true for everybody", like "food is a universal human need". And because it's true for everything/everyone, then you could say that it is "normal".

"average" can seem like almost the same thing. Average is a statistical concept. That if you have three people: one has 5 candies, one has 4 candies, and one has 3 candies. But if you imagined it was spread out equally, then on average they would each have 4 candies per person. So average can mean "just like everyone else", which can also mean "normal".

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But they kind of mean normal for slightly different reasons:

average = it is the same as everyone/everything else. It is an average example of how everyone is. It is normal because most people are this way.

universal = it applies to everyone equally. Everyone has to do this, it is a normal rule for everyone/everything. It is normal because everyone has to deal with it.
Q: What is the difference between universal and international ?
A: Some countries have universal health care for their citizens (universal=for everyone)

International travel has been badly affected by the pandemic.
Q: What is the difference between universal and general ?
A: “Universal” infers everything to a large degree. “General” has a smaller degree.

“Sign language is used universally by deaf people to communicate” means all or almost all deaf people use it.

“In general, Americans speak English.” means that most Americans speak English.
Q: What is the difference between universal and ubiquitous ?
A: ありがとうございます、ごめんなさい、違いがよく分かりません・・・。Could you rephrase your explanation, please?

Translations of "Universal"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? universal
A: 这样讲
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Universal values mean that “something that has same value or worth for all, or almost all, people, referring to natural rights, human dignity, equality and freedom.” I believe that these values can be accepted as universal values because these values are an essential part of human rights. Also I think that these values such as participation, competition, liberty, and cooperation, which are inherent in democracy guaranteed through democracy, specifically liberal democracy, because the power of democracy is granted by voting and elections, meaning that citizens are able to secure their rights and unable to centralize through competition. For example two different types of political parties are desperately competing for more power. In addition, each individual has a right to the enjoyment of life under a new democratic constitution. In case of United States of America, The U.S constitution limits the powers of federal government so there are the legislative function, the executive function and the judicial function which called separation powers. This form of government protects well -being for the benefit of the people of this country through state intervention having a possibility to violate people’s basic rights. Does this sound natural?
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Q: Universal banks are defined as a diversified banking institution, the diversification of universal banks provides a huge market potential for the development of financial products and business, which greatly improves the financial markets and the commercial banks to adapt the ability of resist the risk, so they can do the financial market decision as soon as possible. Does this sound natural?
A: Universal banks are defined as a diversified banking institution, the diversification of universal banks provides a huge market potential for the development of financial products and businesses, which greatly improves the financial market and the commercial banks to adopt the ability of resisting the risks, so they can make the financial market decisions as soon as possible.

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