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English definition of “general”

general

adjective     /ˈdʒenərəl/
NOT DETAILED B1 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 .General
MOST PEOPLE [always before noun] B2 relating to or involving all or most people , things, or places : There seems to be general agreement on this matter .GeneralPlain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
NOT LIMITED [always before noun] B2 including a lot of things or subjects and not limited to only one or a few: general knowledge General
in general B2 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.General B1 usually, or in most situations : In general, the weather here stays sunny .General
(Definition of general adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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