general–purpose

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adjective gen·er·al–pur·pose \ˈjen-rəl-ˈpər-pəs, ˈje-nə-\

Definition of general–purpose

  1. :  suitable to be used for two or more basic purposes

1894

First Known Use of general–purpose

1894


GENERAL–PURPOSE Defined for English Language Learners

general–purpose

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adjective gen·er·al–pur·pose \ˈjen-rəl-ˈpər-pəs, ˈje-nə-\

Definition of general–purpose for English Language Learners

  • : able to be used for many purposes : not limited to a single purpose


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