Meaning of general

Definition of general

(adj) applying to all or most members of a category or group; "the general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader"
not specialized or limited to one class of things; "general studies"; "general knowledge"
prevailing among and common to the general public; "the general discontent"
affecting the entire body; "a general anesthetic"; "general symptoms"
somewhat indefinite; "bearing a general resemblance to the original"; "a general description of the merchandise"
of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience"
(noun) a general officer of the highest rank
a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular); "he discussed the general but neglected the particular"
(verb) command as a general; "We are generaled by an incompetent!"

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