Definitions of universal:
  • noun:   coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions
    Example: "In motor vehicles a universal joint allows the driveshaft to move up and down as the vehicle passes over bumps"
  • adjective:   of worldwide scope or applicability
    Example: "Universal experience"

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