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general

adjective /ˈdʒenərəl/
of, involving etc all, most or very many people, things etc
général
The general feeling is that he is stupid His general knowledge is good although he is not good at mathematics.
covering a large number of cases
général
As a general guide, the closer you live to the ocean, the more expensive properties become.
without details
général
I’ll just give you a general idea of the plan.
(as part of an official title) chief
général
the Postmaster General.
generalize verb ( generalise) to make a general rule etc that can be applied to many cases, based on a number of cases
généraliser
He’s trying to generalize from only two examples.
to talk (about something) in general terms
dire des généralités
We should stop generalizing and discuss each problem separately.
generalization noun ( generalisation)
généralisation
generally adverb usually; by most people; on the whole
généralement
He is generally disliked He generally wins.
general election an election in which the voters in every constituency are involved.
élections générales
general store a shop that sells a wide range of goods.
grand magasin
as a general rule usually; in most cases
en règle générale
As a general rule, we don’t employ unskilled workers.
in general usually; in most cases; most of (a group of people etc)
en général
People in general were not very sympathetic People were in general not very sympathetic.
the general public the people of a town, country etc, considered as a group.
le grand public
This policy is unlikely to gain the support of the general public.
(Definition of general from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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