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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/
a general-purpose product is used for many different things, rather than one particular thing: a general-purpose PC
(Definition of general-purpose from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
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