• Universal Plane
    Universal Plane
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n university establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching
    • n university the body of faculty and students at a university
    • n university 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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Additional illustrations & photos:

Moline Universal Tractor, Model D, of 198, in the Hall of Farm Machinery, National Museum of History and Technology Moline Universal Tractor, Model D, of 198, in the Hall of Farm Machinery, National Museum of History and Technology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It wasn't until 1913 that sports teams started using numbers on players' jerseys for identfication. It first happened during a football game between the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin.
    • University An association, society, guild, or corporation, esp. one capable of having and acquiring property. "The universities , or corporate bodies, at Rome were very numerous. There were corporations of bakers, farmers of the revenue, scribes, and others."
    • University An institution organized and incorporated for the purpose of imparting instruction, examining students, and otherwise promoting education in the higher branches of literature, science, art, etc., empowered to confer degrees in the several arts and faculties, as in theology, law, medicine, music, etc. A university may exist without having any college connected with it, or it may consist of but one college, or it may comprise an assemblage of colleges established in any place, with professors for instructing students in the sciences and other branches of learning. In modern usage, a university is expected to have both an undergraduate division, granting bachelor's degrees, and a graduate division, granting master's or doctoral degrees, but there are some exceptions. In addition, a modern university typically also supports research by its faculty "The present universities of Europe were, originally, the greater part of them, ecclesiastical corporations, instituted for the education of churchmen . . . What was taught in the greater part of those universities was suitable to the end of their institutions, either theology or something that was merely preparatory to theology."
    • University The universe; the whole.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: JFK Jr. and Christine Amanapour of CNN were roommates at Brown University.
    • n university The whole; the universe.
    • n university A corporation; a gild.
    • n university An association of men for the purpose of study, which confers degrees which are acknowledged as valid throughout Christendom, is endowed, and is privileged by the state in order that the people may receive intellectual guidance, and that the theoretical problems which present themselves in the development of civilization may be resolved. The earliest university was the medical school of Salerno, which was closed in 1817, after a life of about a thousand years. The two models of all the other old universities were those of Bologna and Paris, the former a law school, the latter making theology its chief concern, both founded in the second half of the twelfth century—an epoch at which the advantages that were to accrue to the world from certain studies were strongly felt. The university of Paris had from the outset four faculties, or branches of study (a word also applied to the associate body of teachers in each branch)—theology, canon law, medicine, and arts. But the study of arts—including logic and rhetoric from the trivium, and the quadrivium (arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy)—was regarded as merely preliminary to the others, which alone, as attacking vital problems, entitled the university to its high privileges. Hence, upon inception as a master of arts a man did not cease to be called a “scholar”—a word which has consequently come to imply sound learning outside the three professions. It was the elucidation of theology which was above all desired and expected from the university; and the faculty of theology was organized more like a learned academy than as a seminary. The constitutions of universities are various and for the most part complicated. In Paris there were in each faculty three degrees, those of bachelor, licentiate, and master or doctor. Three years' study were required for a master in arts, and he must be twenty-one years of age. Five years' study more were required for the first degree in theology. The instruction was entirely by lectures, and the only exercises were disputations. Each faculty was presided over by a dean, and had two bedels and other servants. The four faculties met in congregation, and were presided over by the vice-chancellor. The position of chancellor was merely formal. For the purposes of administration, all the scholars, including the masters of arts, were divided into four nations, of Gaul, Picardy, Normandy, and England. This was an arrangement not going back to the origin of the university, though students from the same country had from the first clubbed together. Each nation was governed by a proctor, and possessed a seal. The students were mostly gathered into different colleges, hostels, and pedagogies; and in 1459 the class of martinets, or unattached students, was abolished. The corporate institution in Paris and other northern universities embraced only the masters, not the other students, and for this reason it was not until late in the fourteenth century that, first in Germany, this body, called the studium generale, began to take the name of the universitas, or union—a word which had before and has since been used to include students of all grades. Along with the name of university, from before the restriction in its meaning, has always been associated the epithet of alma mater.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first pick (by Eagles) in the first NFL draft in 1935, was Jay Berwanger from the University of Chicago. He never played in the league
    • n University ū-ni-vėr′si-ti a corporation of teachers or assemblage of colleges for teaching the higher branches of learning, and having power to confer degrees.
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  • Ford Madox Ford
    Ford Madox Ford
    “Only two classes of books are of universal appeal. The very best and the very worst.”
  • Henry Fielding
    “All nature wears one universal grin.”
  • John Muir
    John Muir
    “The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    “Everything is perfect in the universe -- even your desire to improve it.”
  • Peter De Vries
    “Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Prayer moves the hand that moves the universe.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. universite, L. universitas, all together, the whole, the universe, a number of persons associated into one body, a society, corporation, fr. universus, all together, universal: cf. F. université,. See Universe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. universitas, a corporation—universus.


In literature:

And, as such an one offered in the year 1785, when he was vice-chancellor of the University, he embraced it.
"The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the" by Thomas Clarkson
Of the General Structure of the Universe.
"The Existence of God" by Francois de Salignac de La Mothe- Fenelon
But the universal of all is the conjugial sphere, because this is the supereminent sphere of conservation of the created universe, 222.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
It is a universal, unconditional, abolition act.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
I allude to the UNIVERSAL LICENTIOUSNESS which prevails.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
And man himself, dependent on the Universal Soul, cannot pass a moment independently.
"Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
It has been universally received, and almost universally credited, among Freemasons from the earliest times.
"The Symbolism of Freemasonry" by Albert G. Mackey
He left the University, without taking a degree, to practise law.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
A Dissertation presented to the Board of University Studies of the Johns Hopkins University for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
"A Social History of The American Negro" by Benjamin Brawley
It is a law that explains, and laws are always universal.
"Browning as a Philosophical and Religious Teacher" by Henry Jones

In poetry:

Drifting, trembling,
aching voice –
alone in the universe
"Untitled" by Eberhard Arnold
This is the Isonzo.
And it is there I Most see myself
In the universe
A compliant
"Rivers" by Giuseppe Ungaretti
In far reverberations, echoing
In climaxes along,
Till, as with one broad, universal wing
The strong
"God Wrapt Him" by Alexander Anderson
Yes, then bless'd I night's o'erhanging darkness,
That so calmly cover'd all things round me;
I enjoy'd the universal silence,
While I listen'd ever in the silence,
If perchance the slightest sounds were stirring.
"Morning Lament" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This ever-beating heart
Of the great Universe; here would the soul
Plume her soiled pinions for the final goal,
Ere she should thence depart, —
Here would she fit her for the high abode, —
Here, by the sea, she would be nearer God.
"A Thought" by Anne C Lynch
Contemplate Silence! The unwithered womb
Of all music infinite as desire;
All words, releasing tears and bliss; all song,
That wins at last a universe for choir,
And there the enlarged spirit has full room,
There its desires and its delights belong.
"The Sirens" by Robert Laurence Binyon

In news:

Glenn hopes to become a physical therapist and attend either Louisiana State University or Southern University.
Dr Grainger graduated from Londonderry High School, the University of New Hampshire, and the University of Michigan.
Syracuse University and more than 70 colleges and universities may want to send retailer Old Navy back to the classroom.
Father John Naus, a longtime campus figure at Marquette University, is congratulated by former Marquette University President Father Robert Wild as the university gives him a retirement send-off Tuesday, his 88th birthday.
At prestigious universities around the country, from flagship state colleges to the Ivy League, more and more students from upper-income families are edging out those from the middle class, according to university data.
Oregon-based Guaranty Discount Chevrolet and RV Super Centers is collecting food for Junction City Local Aid while fueling the rivalry between University of Oregon and Oregon State University rivalry.
It's sad that West Virginia University President James Clements had to address the actions of a few on campus during his annual State of University speech earlier this week.
Don't credit an 11-0 combined start to the football season at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University for my idea of a campus comparison blogging project.
Dominican University Lacrosse coach Ned Webster talks with his team before practice on the Dominican University Lacrosse field in San Rafael, Calif on Thursday, February 11, 2010.
Data collected by C. Shawn Green at the University of Wisconsin and Daphne Bevelier at the University of Rochester show that first-person shooters like Call of Duty really amp up your noodle.
Researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Florida share information on Hibiscus moscheutos .
USD once again receives high ranking The University of South Dakota has been tabbed one of the 228 best universities in the nation, according to rankings released by US News and World Report magazine.
About 500 fewer students are attending South Carolina State University in Orangeburg this year, leaving the university facing a $5.5 million deficit.
Ginny graduated from Kenmore High School in 1945, attended Denison University, and graduated from Fredonia State University in 1970.
UNIVERSITY PARK — Southern Methodist University police are investigating whether a North Dallas woman forged a law degree from the Dedman School of Law and staged her own graduation.

In science:

Berman also studied such Universes in “modified ” B.D. theory, and a static Universe with a magnetic field in Einstein Cartan’s Cosmology .
Static Generalized Brans-Dicke Universe and Gravitational Waves Amplification
To this aim we will work with a fixed alphabet Σ and a universal self-delimiting Turing machine (shortly, universal Chaitin machine) U processing strings (over Σ) into strings.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
In this context universality is a stronger property than classical (Turing) universality: not only can the universal machine simulate every other machine, but the simulation is done in the most economical way.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
The computation in this work has been done using the facilities of the Supercomputer Center, Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo and the Information Processing Center, Saitama University.
Random Magnetism in $S=1/2$ Heisenberg Chains with Bond Alternation and Randomness on the Strong Bonds
What is very interesting is that using for R the actual radius of the universe ∼ 1028cm, and for N the actual number of particles in the universe, (4) reduces to the well known Eddington formula, l ∼ 10−12cm being the Compton wavelength of a typical elementary particle, like the electron.
The Holistic Universe and the Variation of the Fine Structure Constant