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1general/ˈʤɛnrəl/adjective
1general
/ˈʤɛnrəl/
adjective
Learner's definition of GENERAL  
always used before a noun : of, relating to, or affecting all the people or things in a group: involving or including many or most people
[more general; most general] : relating to the main or major parts of something rather than the details: not specific
   b always used before a noun — used to indicate that a description relates to an entire person or thing rather than a particular part
always used before a noun : not exact
always used before a noun : ordinary, normal, or usual
: of the basic or usual kind: not special or specialized
always used before a noun : of high rank: having wide authority or responsibility
2general/ˈʤɛnrəl/noun
2general
/ˈʤɛnrəl/
noun
Learner's definition of GENERAL  

in general

: in a general way— used to say that a statement describes your general feeling or opinion
: as a whole
: in most cases
— compare 3general
3general/ˈʤɛnrəl/noun
pluralgenerals
3general
/ˈʤɛnrəl/
noun
pluralgenerals
Learner's definition of GENERAL  
[count]
: a military officer of very high rank
— compare 2general
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