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General vs. Universal — What's the Difference?

General vs. Universal — What's the Difference?

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General

Affecting or concerning all or most people or things; widespread
Books of general interest
The general opinion was that prices would fall
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Universal

Of, relating to, or affecting the entire universe
The universal laws of physics.
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General

Considering or including only the main features or elements of something; not exact or detailed
The arrangements were outlined in very general terms
A general introduction to the subject
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Universal

Including, relating to, or affecting all members of the class or group under consideration; applicable in all cases
Universal vaccination.
Universal suffrage.
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General

Chief or principal
The general manager
The Director General of the BBC
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Universal

Done, produced, or shared by all members of the class or group under consideration
A discovery that met with universal acclaim.
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General

A commander of an army, or an army officer of very high rank.
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Universal

Adapted or adjustable to many sizes, uses, or devices
A universal remote control.
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General

The general public.
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Universal

(Logic)Encompassing all of the members of a class or group. Used of a proposition.
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General

Concerned with, applicable to, or affecting the whole or every member of a class or category
"subduing all her impressions as a woman, to something more general" (Virginia Woolf).
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Universal

A universal proposition.
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General

Affecting or characteristic of the majority of those involved; prevalent
General discontent.
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Universal

A general or abstract concept or term considered absolute or axiomatic.
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General

Of or affecting the entire body
General paralysis.
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Universal

A general or widely held principle, concept, or notion.
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General

Being usually the case; true or applicable in most instances but not all
The general correctness of her decisions.
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Universal

A trait or pattern of behavior characteristic of all the members of a particular culture or of all humans.
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General

Not limited in scope, area, or application
As a general rule.
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Universal

Of or pertaining to the universe.
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General

Not limited to or dealing with one class of things; diversified
General studies.
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Universal

Common to all members of a group or class.
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General

Involving only the main features rather than precise details
A general grasp of the subject.
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Universal

Common to all society; worldwide.
She achieved universal fame.
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General

Highest or superior in rank
The general manager.
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Universal

Unlimited; vast; infinite.
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General

A commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above lieutenant general.
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Universal

Useful for many purposes; all-purpose.
Universal wrench
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General

One who holds this rank or a similar rank in another military organization.
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Universal

(philosophy) A characteristic or property that particular things have in common.
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General

A general officer.
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Universal

Of or pertaining to the universe; extending to, including, or affecting, the whole number, quantity, or space; unlimited; general; all-reaching; all-pervading; as, universal ruin; universal good; universal benevolence or benefice.
The universal causeActs not by partial, but by general laws.
This universal frame began.
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General

A statement, principle, or fact that embraces or is applicable to the whole.
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Universal

Constituting or considered as a whole; total; entire; whole; as, the universal world.
At which the universal host up dentA shout that tore Hell's concave.
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General

General anesthesia.
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Universal

Adapted or adaptable to all or to various uses, shapes, sizes, etc.; as, a universal milling machine.
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General

(Archaic) The public.
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Universal

Forming the whole of a genus; relatively unlimited in extension; affirmed or denied of the whole of a subject; as, a universal proposition; - opposed to particular; e. g. (universal affirmative) All men are animals; (universal negative) No men are omniscient.
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General

Including or involving every part or member of a given or implied entity, whole etc.; as opposed to specific or particular.
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Universal

The whole; the general system of the universe; the universe.
Plato calleth God the cause and original, the nature and reason, of the universal.
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General

Applied to a person (as a postmodifier or a normal preceding adjective) to indicate supreme rank, in civil or military titles, and later in other terms; pre-eminent.
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Universal

A general abstract conception, so called from being universally applicable to, or predicable of, each individual or species contained under it.
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General

Prevalent or widespread among a given class or area; common, usual.
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Universal

Coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions;
In motor vehicles a universal joint allows the driveshaft to move up and down as the vehicle passes over bumps
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General

Not limited in use or application; applicable to the whole or every member of a class or category.
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Universal

Of worldwide scope or applicability;
An issue of cosmopolitan import
The shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time
Universal experience
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General

Giving or consisting of only the most important aspects of something, ignoring minor details; indefinite.
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General

Not limited to a specific class; miscellaneous, concerned with all branches of a given subject or area.
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General

A general fact or proposition; a generality.
We have dealt with the generals; now let us turn to the particulars.
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General

(military ranks) The holder of a senior military title, originally designating the commander of an army and now a specific rank falling under field marshal (in the British army) and below general of the army or general of the air force in the US army and air forces.
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General

A great strategist or tactician.
Hannibal was one of the greatest generals of the ancient world.
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General

(Christianity) The head of certain religious orders, especially Dominicans or Jesuits.
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General

(nautical) A commander of naval forces; an admiral.
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General

A general servant; a maid with no specific duties.
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General

(countable) A general anesthetic.
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General

(uncountable) General anesthesia.
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General

The general insurance industry.
I work in general.
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General

(xiangqi) A xiangqi piece, that is moved one point orthogonally and confined within the palace.
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General

To lead (soldiers) as a general.
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General

(obsolete) In a general or collective manner or sense; in most cases; upon the whole.
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General

Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy.
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General

Comprehending many species or individuals; not special or particular; including all particulars; as, a general inference or conclusion.
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General

Not restrained or limited to a precise import; not specific; vague; indefinite; lax in signification; as, a loose and general expression.
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General

Common to many, or the greatest number; widely spread; prevalent; extensive, though not universal; as, a general opinion; a general custom.
This general applause and cheerful shoutArgue your wisdom and your love to Richard.
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General

Having a relation to all; common to the whole; as, Adam, our general sire.
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General

As a whole; in gross; for the most part.
His general behavior vain, ridiculous.
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General

Usual; common, on most occasions; as, his general habit or method.
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General

The whole; the total; that which comprehends or relates to all, or the chief part; - opposed to particular.
In particulars our knowledge begins, and so spreads itself by degrees to generals.
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General

One of the chief military officers of a government or country; the commander of an army, of a body of men not less than a brigade. In European armies, the highest military rank next below field marshal.
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General

The roll of the drum which calls the troops together; as, to beat the general.
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General

The chief of an order of monks, or of all the houses or congregations under the same rule.
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General

The public; the people; the vulgar.
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General

A general officer of the highest rank
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General

The head of a religious order or congregation
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General

A fact about the whole (as opposed to particular);
He discussed the general but neglected the particular
He always reasons from the particular to the general
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General

Command as a general;
We are generaled by an incompetent!
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General

Applying to all or most members of a category or group;
The general public
General assistance
A general rule
In general terms
Comprehensible to the general reader
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General

Not specialized or limited to one class of things;
General studies
General knowledge
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General

Of national scope;
A general election
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General

Prevailing among and common to the general public;
The general discontent
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General

Affecting the entire body;
A general anesthetic
General symptoms
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General

Somewhat indefinite;
Bearing a general resemblance to the original
A general description of the merchandise
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General

Of worldwide scope or applicability;
An issue of cosmopolitan import
The shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time
Universal experience
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