Meaning of “general-purpose” in the English Dictionary

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"general-purpose" in British English

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general-purposeadjective

uk /ˌdʒen.ər.əlˈpɜː.pəs/ us /ˌdʒen.ər.əlˈpɝː.pəs/

(Definition of “general-purpose” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"general-purpose" in Business English

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general-purposeadjective

uk /ˈdʒenərəlˌpɜːpəs/ us /-ˌpɝː-/

able to be used for many different purposes:

We should stop trying to turn the general-purpose PC into a specialized entertainment device.

(Definition of “general-purpose” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)