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general

gen·er·al

general

 
 
pronunciation:
je n rl [or] jen rl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
phrases:
in general
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with some thing or group as a whole; not connected with or concerning any one thing in particular.
The general public is invited to the meeting.The word "animal" has a more general meaning than "cat."
antonyms:
particular
similar words:
popular, public
definition 2: not detailed; not specific.
He gave us a general idea of what the new building would look like.
antonyms:
specific
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an officer of high rank in the military.
The general was known for making good decisions in battle.
similar words:
officer
phrase: in general
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The word general contains the following parts:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.