general-purpose

adjective
gen·​er·​al-pur·​pose | \ ˈjen-rəl-ˈpər-pəs How to pronounce general-purpose (audio) , ˈje-nə- \

Definition of general-purpose

: suitable to be used for two or more basic purposes

First Known Use of general-purpose

1894, in the meaning defined above

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“General-purpose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/general-purpose. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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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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