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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 : approximate
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 : usually
— 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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