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general

adjective     /ˈdʒenərəl/
NOT DETAILED
B1 not detailed, but including the most basic or necessary information: These leaflets contain some general information about the school. I've got a general idea of how it works.General
MOST PEOPLE [always before noun]
B2 relating to or involving all or most people, things, or places: There seems to be general agreement on this matter.GeneralPlain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
NOT LIMITED [always before noun]
B2 including a lot of things or subjects and not limited to only one or a few: general knowledgeGeneral
in general
B2 considering the whole of someone or something, and not just a particular part of them: I still have a sore throat, but I feel much better in general.General
B1 usually, or in most situations: In general, the weather here stays sunny.General
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