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Meaning of “general” - Learner’s Dictionary

general

noun [C]     /ˈdʒenərəl/
an officer of very high rank in the army or air forceRanks in the ArmyRanks in the Air Force
Translations of “general”
in Korean 장군…
in Arabic لِواء…
in Portuguese general…
in Catalan general, -a…
in Japanese (軍隊の)大将, 将官…
in Italian generale…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指陸軍中的)將軍…
in Russian генерал…
in Turkish general, paşa…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指陆军中的)将军…
in Polish generał…
(Definition of general noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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