1. [ adjective ] of worldwide scope or applicability
Synonyms: ecumenical oecumenical general worldwide cosmopolitan

"an issue of cosmopolitan import" "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley "universal experience"

Related terms: comprehensive
2. [ noun ] coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions
Synonyms: universal_joint

"in motor vehicles a universal joint allows the driveshaft to move up and down as the vehicle passes over bumps"

Related terms: coupling drive_line
Similar spelling:   universally