general-purpose

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

Definition of general-purpose 

: suitable to be used for two or more basic purposes

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1894, in the meaning defined above

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general-purpose

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of general-purpose

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

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