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generaladjective

uk   /ˈdʒen.ər.əl/  us   /-ɚ-/

general adjective (COMMON)

B2 involving or relating to most or all people, things, or places, especially when these are considered as a unit: The general feeling at the meeting was that a vote should be taken. There is general concern about rising crime rates. My general impression of the place was good. The talk is intended to be of general interest (= of interest to most people).UK formal Rain will become more general in the southeast during the afternoon.in general B1 (also as a general rule) usually, or in most situations: In general, men are taller than women. As a general rule, we don't allow children in the bar. B2 considering the whole of someone or something, and not just a particular part of him, her, or it: So, apart from the bad ankle, how are you in general?be in the general interest formal to be a good thing for the public: The government will only say it is not in the general interest to reveal any more information.
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general adjective (NOT DETAILED)

B1 not detailed, but including the most basic or necessary information: What he said was very general. The school aims to give children a general background in a variety of subjects. I'm not an expert, so I can only speak in general terms on this matter.the general things considered as a unit and without giving attention to details: His book moves from the general to the particular.

general adjective (NOT LIMITED)

B2 including a lot of things or subjects and not limited to only one or a few: general knowledge used as part of the title of a job of someone who is in charge of a whole organization or company: the general manager the General Secretary of the UN

generalnoun [C]

uk   /ˈdʒen.ər.əl/  us   /-ɚ-/
(also General) an officer of very high rank, especially in the army: He was promoted to the rank of general. General Brown/Roger Brown [as form of address] Thank you, General.
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