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This questions is probably strange, but I will give an example. The concept of money, for example is understood by almost all languages, or take the concept of mathematics. Is there an actual word for this?

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    Do you mean in translation?? Yes, universal concepts.
    – Lambie
    Feb 15, 2018 at 19:20
  • is there no good single-word equivalent for "universal concepts" though?
    – Ziky
    Feb 15, 2018 at 19:27
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    Yes, universals.
    – Lambie
    Feb 15, 2018 at 19:28
  • You mean in the sense that mathematics functions as a lingua franca?
    – Gnawme
    Feb 15, 2018 at 19:29
  • that would be describing more than one concept though, wouldn't it? As in, "the universals of money" doesn't seem to make sense as money is a single concept. "The universality of money" would make make grammatical sense but is not as useful as "the universal concept of money"
    – Ziky
    Feb 15, 2018 at 19:31

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Omni-cultural.

Meaning a word or concept that is understood across all cultures.

Omni means 'all, of all things'

https://www.google.com.sg/search?q=omni+meaning&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-sg&client=safari

Cultural means 'relating to the ideas, customs and social behaviour of a society'.

https://www.google.com.sg/search?q=cultural+means&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-sg&client=safari

Examples:

  • Money is an omni-cultural concept, understood globally

  • the United Nations creates omni-cultural programmes for global education, peace and wellbeing

  • 'why omni-culturalism not multi-culturalism is the solution'

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-psychology-dictatorship/201407/why-omniculturalism-not-multiculturalism-is-the-solution

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