Associations to the word «General»


GENERAL, adjective. Including or involving every part or member of a given or implied entity, whole etc.; as opposed to specific or particular. [from 13th c.]
GENERAL, adjective. (sometimes postpositive) Applied to a person (as a postmodifier or a normal preceding adjective) to indicate supreme rank, in civil or military titles, and later in other terms; pre-eminent. [from 14th c.]
GENERAL, adjective. Prevalent or widespread among a given class or area; common, usual. [from 14th c.]
GENERAL, adjective. Not limited in use or application; applicable to the whole or every member of a class or category. [from 14th c.]
GENERAL, adjective. Giving or consisting of only the most important aspects of something, ignoring minor details; indefinite. [from 16th c.]
GENERAL, adjective. Not limited to a specific class; miscellaneous, concerned with all branches of a given subject or area. [from 16th c.]
GENERAL, noun. (now rare) A general fact or proposition; a generality. [from 16th c.]
GENERAL, noun. (military ranks) A senior military title, originally designating the commander of an army and now a specific rank falling under field marshal (in the British army) and below general of the army or general of the air force in the US army and air forces. [from 16th c.]
GENERAL, noun. A great strategist or tactician. [from 16th c.]
GENERAL, noun. (Christianity) The head of certain religious orders, especially Dominicans or Jesuits. [from 16th c.]
GENERAL, noun. (nautical) A commander of naval forces; an admiral. [16th-18th c.]
GENERAL, noun. (colloquial) (now historical) A general servant; a maid with no specific duties. [from 19th c.]
GENERAL, noun. A general anaesthetic; general anaesthesia.
GENERAL, verb. To lead (soldiers) as a general
GENERAL AMERICAN, proper noun. The form of pronunciation of the English language considered to be typical of the United States, largely derived from a Midwestern accent.
GENERAL ANAESTHETIC, noun. Alternative spelling of general anesthetic
GENERAL ANAESTHETICS, noun. Plural of general anaesthetic
GENERAL ANESTHETIC, noun. (medicine) An anesthetic (anesthetic substance) that causes loss of sensation to the whole body.
GENERAL ANESTHETICS, noun. Plural of general anesthetic
GENERAL ASSEMBLY, proper noun. Synonym of United Nations General Assembly.
GENERAL AVAILABILITY, noun. A release of software which is good enough to be made available outside the originating company (available to the general public)
GENERAL AVIATION, noun. The section of the aviation industry that excludes both military and commercial passenger transport; for example sightseeing, pleasure flights, etc.
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION, noun. The overall standings in a bicycle stage race, based on a rider's total elapsed time in all stages of the race with the lowest time being the leader.
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION, noun. (AU) (film classification) (dated) suitable for all ages.
GENERAL CLASSIFICATIONS, noun. Plural of general classification
GENERAL CONTRACTOR, noun. A contractor hired to manage a project and to hire subcontractors. (If a customer serves as their own general contractor then this means they undertake the management tasks and the hiring of subcontractors.)
GENERAL EDUCATION, noun. (education) Proper high-quality education around all important subjects taught in the school.
GENERAL ELECTION, noun. An election, usually held at regular intervals, in which candidates are elected in all or most constituencies or electoral districts of a nation.
GENERAL ELECTIONS, noun. Plural of general election
GENERAL FORMULA, noun. (chemistry) The molecular formula of a class of compounds in which actual numbers are represented by x, n etc., and organic radicals are represented as Rn
GENERAL FORMULAE, noun. Plural form of general formula
GENERAL FORMULAS, noun. Plural of general formula
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, noun. The wide body of information that a person acquires from education and from life; not all of it has practical use
GENERAL LEDGER, noun. (business) (accounting) The central accounting record of a company or organization consisting of the accounts that support the value items shown in the major financial statements.
GENERAL LEDGERS, noun. Plural of general ledger
GENERAL MANAGER, noun. (management) A manager with overall responsibility for an organisation or a distinct unit of an organisation.
GENERAL MANAGERS, noun. Plural of general manager
GENERAL OF THE ARMY, noun. A commissioned military officer of the highest rank in the United States, ranking directly above a general, and corresponding to marshal or field marshal in other countries. A general of the army is equal in grade or rank to an admiral of the fleet.
GENERAL OF THE ARMY, noun. A military officer of the highest rank in several countries that follow the United States military rank system, including Liberia.
GENERAL PACKET RADIO SERVICE, proper noun. A packet oriented Mobile Data Service available to users of Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and IS-136 mobile phones. It provides data rates from 56 up to 114 kbit/s.
GENERAL PARALYSIS OF THE INSANE, noun. = general paresis of the insane
GENERAL PARESIS, noun. Short form of general paresis of the insane
GENERAL PARESIS OF THE INSANE, noun. (pathology) A neuropsychiatric disorder affecting the brain, caused by late-stage syphilis.
GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, noun. A business partnership in which each partner is liable for the firm's debts.
GENERAL PARTNERSHIPS, noun. Plural of general partnership
GENERAL POPULATION, noun. The general public.
GENERAL POPULATION, noun. The main body of inmates in a prison, excluding those being detained in solitary confinement, protective custody, a medical wing or on death row.
GENERAL POPULATIONS, noun. Plural of general population
GENERAL PRACTICE, noun. (uncountable) The conduct of a profession, especially medicine or law, as a general practitioner, without a specialty.
GENERAL PRACTICE, noun. (countable) A place where a general practitioner works.
GENERAL PRACTITIONER, noun. A physician who provides primary care; treating acute and chronic illnesses and providing preventive care and health education; a family doctor.
GENERAL PRACTITIONERS, noun. Plural of general practitioner
GENERAL PUBLIC, noun. Those members of the public who have no special role in a specific public area, such as an airport, hospital or railway station; there will typically be restrictions on their access.
GENERAL PUBLIC, noun. Members of the public not in the attentive public of any given issue; laypeople.
GENERAL RELATIVITY, noun. (relativity) A theory extending special relativity and uniformly accounting for gravity and accelerated frames of reference, postulating that space-time curves in the presence of mass.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY ASSIGNMENT SOFTWARE PATTERNS, proper noun. (software) (object-oriented design) Principle that consists of a set of guidelines for assigning responsibility to classes and objects.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY ASSIGNMENT SOFTWARE PRINCIPLES, proper noun. (software) (object-oriented design) Synonym of General Responsibility Assignment Software Patterns.
GENERAL SECRETARY, noun. Chief officer or leader of a political party or organization, especially in Communist contexts.
GENERAL SEMANTICS, noun. An educational discipline based on the notion that certain techniques can enhance one's ability to evaluate and respond to the world
GENERAL STAFF, noun. (military) A group of officers in charge of an army under the control of the commander-in-chief.
GENERAL STAFFS, noun. Plural of general staff
GENERAL STORE, noun. A store which sells a large variety of useful things, without specializing highly in any particular type of merchandise, and which is not departmentalized.
GENERAL STORES, noun. Plural of general store
GENERAL STRIKE, noun. A coordinated work stoppage by a substantial proportion of the workers of a particular city, region or state, normally to achieve economic or political goals.
GENERAL STRIKES, noun. Plural of general strike
GENERAL TSO'S CHICKEN, noun. A sweet and spicy dish of deep-fried chicken, popular in Chinese restaurants in North America.

Dictionary definition

GENERAL, noun. A general officer of the highest rank.
GENERAL, noun. The head of a religious order or congregation.
GENERAL, noun. A fact about the whole (as opposed to particular); "he discussed the general but neglected the particular".
GENERAL, verb. Command as a general; "We are generaled by an incompetent!".
GENERAL, adjective. Applying to all or most members of a category or group; "the general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader".
GENERAL, adjective. Not specialized or limited to one class of things; "general studies"; "general knowledge".
GENERAL, adjective. Prevailing among and common to the general public; "the general discontent".
GENERAL, adjective. Affecting the entire body; "a general anesthetic"; "general symptoms".
GENERAL, adjective. Somewhat indefinite; "bearing a general resemblance to the original"; "a general description of the merchandise".
GENERAL, adjective. Of worldwide scope or applicability; "an issue of cosmopolitan import"; "the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley; "universal experience".

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