In terms, universal, or “universality”, refers to a thing, principle, rule, or law, which holds throughout the universe.

Quotes
The following are related quotes:

“A gravity-like force of attraction is now as universal in the political as in the philosophical world.”
John Desaguliers (1728), The Newtonian System of the World [2]

“The universality of the relationships of thermodynamics eliminates an “artificial” distinction between the animate and the inanimate, and thereby enables one to see the world as a single thing.”
Donald Haynie (2001), Biological Thermodynamics [1]

See also
Universal flood
Universal genius
Universal gravitation law
Universal morality
Universal rule
Laws of the universe

References
1. (a) Haynie, Donald. (2001). Biological Thermodynamics (animate, pgs. 297, 316). Cambridge University Press.
(b) Haynie, Donald. (2008). Biological Thermodynamics (pg. 330). Cambridge University Press.
2. (a) Desaguliers, John T. (1728). The Newtonian System of the World: the Best Model of Government - an Allegorical Poem (§:dedication). A. Campbell.
(b) Ball, Philip. (2016). “Describing People as Particles Isn’t Always a Bad Idea: Using Physics to Describe Social Phenomena Can Work – If It’s the Right Physics” (Ѻ), Nautilus, Feb 11.

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