universal element

universal element

[¦yü·nə¦vər·səl ′el·ə·mənt]
(mathematics)
An element of a Boolean algebra that includes every element of the algebra.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"The universal element of the story is the emotional element, and what we should be doing is going full throttle for that sense of place.
The topic of basic income in Germany is not new, but a focus on the unconditional, universal element has increased since the last major labor market reforms were introduced in 2003.
"I am not saying that I will not show interest in different films, but I think we should always find a universal element in films.
Even a brick, after all, is not only a universal element but a chunk of baked clay, often made of local soil, fired in a local kiln by local workers, and assembled into larger structures according to the traditions of local craft.
While Mr Taylor isn't saying the concessions should be scrapped for everyone, he does argue that the universal element of such benefits should be discontinued.
But after 70 years, Tel Aviv Councilman Eran Lev thought it was time to add a universal element to the commemoration.
This final description may give hint of the universal element in Toibin's rendering of the central woman in the Christian story.
No, it is not uncomfortable to wear, and while the sound level comfort depends from individual to individual, the universal element is the ability to isolate from ambient noise.
Robert Pastor, the director at the Center for North American Studies at American University, said job losses and gains under NAFTA can be credited to a universal element in global commerce: competition.
Brigadier David Allfrey, producer of the spectacle, said: "These celebrated characters are a universal element in our national mix.
The reader is jump-started by Paul Julian Smith's "Almodovar on Television: Industry and Thematics," a clearly articulated essay commenting on the recurring theme of television, an almost universal element in Almodovar's films and a source of funding for many of his projects.

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