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general

adjective /ˈdʒenərəl/
of, involving etc all, most or very many people, things etc
allgemein
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
allgemein
As a general guide, the closer you live to the ocean, the more expensive properties become.
without details
allgemein
I’ll just give you a general idea of the plan.
(as part of an official title) chief
General-…
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
verallgemeinern
He’s trying to generalize from only two examples.
to talk (about something) in general terms
verallgemeinern
We should stop generalizing and discuss each problem separately.
generalization noun ( generalisation)
die Verallgemeinerung
generally adverb usually; by most people; on the whole
allgemein
He is generally disliked He generally wins.
general election an election in which the voters in every constituency are involved.
allgemeine Wahlen
general store a shop that sells a wide range of goods.
das Warenhaus
as a general rule usually; in most cases
meistens
As a general rule, we don’t employ unskilled workers.
in general usually; in most cases; most of (a group of people etc)
im Allgemeinen
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.
die breite Öffentlichkeit
This policy is unlikely to gain the support of the general public.
(Definition of general from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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