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universal gas constant
  • n  (physics) the universal constant in the gas equation: pressure times volume = R times temperature; equal to 8.3143 joules per kelvin per mole
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universal gravitational constant
  • n  (physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton's law of gravitation
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universal joint
  • n  coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions
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universal product code
  • n  code consisting of a series of vertical bars of variable width that are scanned by a laser; printed on consumer product packages to identify the item for a computer that provides the price and registers inventory information
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universal proposition
  • n  (logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class
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universal quantifier
  • n  a logical quantifier of a proposition that asserts that the proposition is true for all members of a class of things
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universal resource locator
  • n  the address of a web page on the world wide web
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universal set
  • n  (mathematics) the set that contains all the elements or objects involved in the problem under consideration
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universal solvent
  • n  hypothetical universal solvent once sought by alchemists
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universal suffrage
  • n  suffrage for all adults who are not disqualified by the laws of the country
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universal time
  • n  the local time at the 0 meridian passing through Greenwich, England; it is the same everywhere
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universal veil
  • n  membrane initially completely investing the young sporophore of various mushrooms that is ruptured by growth; represented in the mature mushroom by a volva around lower part of stem and scales on upper surface of the cap
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universalism
  • n  the theological doctrine that all people will eventually be saved
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universality
  • n  the quality of being universal; existing everywhere
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universe
  • n  everything that exists anywhere
    they study the evolution of the universe
  • n  (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn
  • n  everything stated or assumed in a given discussion
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universe of discourse
  • n  everything stated or assumed in a given discussion
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university
  • n  the body of faculty and students at a university
  • n  establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching
  • n  a large and diverse institution of higher learning created to educate for life and for a profession and to grant degrees
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university extension
  • n  an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who are not enrolled as regular students
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university of california at berkeley
  • n  a university in Berkeley, California
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