Definition of general-purpose in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjen(ə)rəl ˈpərpəs/


Having a range of potential uses; not specialized in function or design: a general-purpose detergent
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  • In fairness, it's important to stress that general-purpose processors were designed for application-related computing.
  • An appliance is a device that provides a limited, well-defined function as compared to a general-purpose computer that can provide any function.
  • Almost all programs use general-purpose function libraries that come with compilers.

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Syllabification: gen·er·al-pur·pose

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