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general

adjective  /ˈdʒen·rəl, -ə·rəl/ us  

general adjective (COMMON)

involving or relating to most people, things, or conditions, esp. when these are considered as a unit; not particular or specific: the general standard of living This book is intended for the general reader (= one who does not have special knowledge). He has only a general knowledge of anatomy (= does not have detailed information about it). In general (= In most cases), women live longer than men.

general

noun [C]  /ˈdʒen·rəl, -ə·rəl/ us  

general noun [C] (OFFICER)

a military officer of the highest rank
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