universally

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English universally; equivalent to universal +‎ -ly

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

universally (comparative more universally, superlative most universally)

  1. In a universal manner.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, in Internal Combustion[1]:
      If successful, Edison and Ford—in 1914—would move society away from the ever more expensive and then universally known killing hazards of gasoline cars: […] .

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From universal +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /iu̯niˈvɛrsaliː/, /iu̯nivɛrˈsaːliː/, /iu̯niˈvɛrsɛliː/, /iu̯niˈvɛrsaliːtʃ(ə)/

Adverb[edit]

universally

  1. (Late ME) en masse; impacting or influencing everything or everyone.
  2. (Late ME) usually, commonly, frequently
  3. (Late ME) universally, always.
  4. (Late ME, rare) entirely, fully.

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