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adjective /ˈdʒenərəl/
of, involving etc all, most or very many people, things etc general The general feeling is that he is stupid His general knowledge is good although he is not good at mathematics.
covering a large number of cases general As a general guide, the closer you live to the ocean, the more expensive properties become.
without details general I’ll just give you a general idea of the plan.
(as part of an official title) chief jefe, general the Postmaster General.
generalize verb ( (also generaliseBritish))
to make a general rule etc that can be applied to many cases, based on a number of cases generalizar He’s trying to generalize from only two examples.
to talk (about something) in general terms generalizar We should stop generalizing and discuss each problem separately.
generalization noun ( (also generalisationBritish))
generalización It’s unfair to make such a sweeping generalization.
generally adverb
usually; by most people; on the whole generalmente, corrientemente, por lo general He is generally disliked He generally wins.
general election noun
an election in which the voters in every constituency are involved elecciones generales Who do you think will win the general election?
the general public noun
the people of a town, country etc, considered as a group el gran público This policy is unlikely to gain the support of the general public.
general store noun
a shop that sells a wide range of goods. gran almacén
as a general rule
usually; in most cases por lo general, por norma As a general rule, we don’t employ unskilled workers.
in general
usually; in most cases; most of (a group of people etc) en general, por lo general People in general were not very sympathetic People were in general not very sympathetic.
(Definition of general from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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