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general

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1 belonging or relating to the whole
  • a general increase in postage rates
  • there's been a general improvement in the economy

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2 relating to the main elements and not to specific details
  • gave the general impression of being kindhearted
  • a general course of study in American history

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3 held by or applicable to a majority of the people
  • it was the general opinion that the politician was a liar
  • the general mood of the nation was one of hope and optimism

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4 not limited or specialized in application or purpose
  • a new kitchen tool of general usefulness
  • a general education

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general

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“General.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/general. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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