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Universal Declaration of Human Rights the declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, outlining a standard of human rights for all people.
universal joint a connection between rotating shafts set at angles to one another, permitting rotation in three planes.
Universal Product Code a series of vertical bars printed on packages of consumer goods that indicates price, type of product, and the like, and that can be read by a computerized scanner. (Cf. bar code.)
universal set in mathematics, the set of all elements under consideration in a given problem.
universal suffrage the right of all a nation's citizens above a certain age, usu. eighteen or twenty-one, to vote, unless they are in violation of certain basic legal requirements.
Universal time see Greenwich time.