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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:
overall, popular, public
definition 2: not detailed; not specific.
He gave us a general idea of what the new building would look like.
antonyms:
specific
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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
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phrase: in general
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