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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
  • She 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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