I would, quite simply, like to know what the word is for something that could happen in any place; similar to the word "timeless", though that refers to something that could happen during any time. I would really appreciate help finding an appropriate word!

An example sentence would be an answer to "Where is it set?": "It is [word] so it could be applied to any place." I understand that I could just use the secondary explanation but wish to look for a specific word.

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    If you meant everywhere (as opposed to anywhere), you could use ubiquitous.
    – bib
    May 18, 2016 at 15:58
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    – user140086
    May 18, 2016 at 15:59
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    Doesn't timeless mean more not affected by time? As in the relevance, beauty, or some other trait doesn't change with the passage of time?
    – Ranger
    May 18, 2016 at 16:00
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    And to coin a compound, location-agnostic (or setting-agnostic).
    – bib
    May 18, 2016 at 16:02
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    How about "universal"? May 18, 2016 at 16:06

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The parallel construction placeless is a perfectly respectable word:

  1. lacking a fixed location
  2. indistinguishable from other such places in appearance or character

"Universal" means all over the world as well as common in many eras. For instance, it is a universal experience to hear hungry babies crying.


I think that ubiquitous captures both meanings , timeless and placeless.

ubiquitous - existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent:


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