English definition of “general”
NOT DETAILED › not detailed, but including the most basic or necessary information: These leaflets contain some general information about the school. I've got a general idea of how it works.
MOST PEOPLE [always before noun] › relating to or involving all or most people, things, or places: There seems to be general agreement on this matter.
NOT LIMITED [always before noun] › including a lot of things or subjects and not limited to only one or a few: general knowledge
in general › considering the whole of someone or something, and not just a particular part of them: I still have a sore throat, but I feel much better in general. › usually, or in most situations: In general, the weather here stays sunny.