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general admission a class of admission fee, usu. for open seating or seats not in the reserved sections, as in a theater.
general assembly in some U.S. states, the state legislature. [3 definitions]
General Court the state legislature of Massachusetts or New Hampshire. [2 definitions]
generalcy the rank, office, or authority of a general.
general delivery mail held at the post office for pickup. [2 definitions]
general election a final election on the national, state, or local level to select one candidate from among those previously nominated in a primary election, at a party convention, or by some other procedure. [2 definitions]
generalissimo in some countries, a general who commands all the armed forces.
generalist a person having knowledge, skills, or interest in a number of different fields.
generality an indefinite or unspecific statement. [3 definitions]
generalization the act of generalizing. [2 definitions]
generalize to infer (a general principle or idea) from specific facts. [5 definitions]
generally for the most part. [3 definitions]
general officer any military officer who ranks above colonel.
general of the army the highest ranking officer in the U.S. Army during World War II. (Cf. fleet admiral.)
general practitioner a practicing physician who does not specialize in any specific field of medicine but treats a variety of medical problems.
general-purpose having many uses; useful in a general way.
generalship skill in leading a large military force, esp. in wartime. [2 definitions]
general staff a group of officers who assist a high commander in planning and supervising military operations.
general store a small retail store that sells a wide range of merchandise but is not divided into departments.
general strike a strike by the entire labor force of an industry, country, or the like.
generate to cause to be brought into being. [2 definitions]