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English definition of “general”

general

adjective (NOT DETAILED)    /ˈdʒen.ər.əl/ US  /-ɚ-/
B1 not detailed, but including the most basic or necessary information: What he said was very general. The school aims to give children a general background in a variety of subjects. I'm not an expert, so I can only speak in general terms on this matter.General the general things considered as a unit and without giving attention to details: His book moves from the general to the particular.General
(Definition of general adjective (NOT DETAILED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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