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Translation of "general" - English-French dictionary

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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