Definition of general in English:
- Use of hard drugs may not be widespread in the general public, but the problems associated with drugs affect many people.
- In general students are interested in the same things that concern the general public.
- Usually about five to ten percent of the general population are affected.
- But she failed to pass the national examination because of her poor knowledge of general subjects.
- The rarity of the disease has limited general knowledge of it and the symptoms it causes.
- While one section is devoted to literary terms, another attempts to provide general knowledge on a range of topics.
- As a general principle, the true owner of the cheque is the last person to whom the instrument has been validly transferred.
- As a general rule, that is probably true, but it is really only a rule of thumb.
- This has made it difficult to formulate general rules regarding evolutionary trajectories.
- Yet such isolated cases only confirm the general argument in favour of de-accessing.
- The general customer accepts an accomplished RW by forming a commission for the purpose.
- The general routine now is that we will have a drink when we arrive and then start to prepare the trays for dinner, setting them with cutlery.
- That memorandum is in somewhat general and imprecise terms.
- Most patients thought about research in broad, general terms.
- By reference to those considerations it is possible to identify general features of a discriminatory law.
- The club needs either a Chief Exec or general manager with a day-to-day overview of the running of the club to avoid situations like this.
- That is a matter for the general manager and the chief executive of the Department of Labour.
- By comparison, half of the teams in the majors have changed general managers in the past three years.
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- The most stable connection is that between the military commander and generals and officers directly subordinated to him.
- Senior generals and staff officers know this, which is why they are reluctant to rush into attacking at such a time.
- But under his warring sons several major field armies emerged, under generals of even higher rank.
- The senior officers - generals, brigadiers, colonels - were all at a loss about what to do.
- There are paintings and photographs of generals, lieutenants, sergeants, privates, secretaries and commanders-in-chief.
- I'm privileged to spend a good bit of time with our military officers, from generals to new lieutenants.
- Realizing that he might need some help, the Church sent the generals of the Dominican and Franciscan orders as his advisors.
- 1as a general rule
- In most cases.Example sentences
- Pines are woody perennial species with approximately 10 years per generation as a general rule.
- Therefore, as a general rule, greater transparency is usually better.
- This doesn't happen in every single case, and not necessarily as speedily and thoroughly as some would want, but it holds well enough as a general rule.
- 2in general
- It has become a commonplace that numbers are in general poorly dealt with by the mass media.
- Oak in general is one of the strongest of the common hardwoods of the temperate northern hemisphere.
- Women do not in general share sport as a common language or as a means of bonding in the same way.
- What is it that draws me to paganism in general and druidry in particular?
- Babies are a booming business for the publishing world in particular and the media in general.
- However, the whole purpose of the programme is to raise property values in general in those areas.
Middle English: via Old French from Latin generalis, from genus, gener- 'class, race, kind'. The noun primarily denotes a person having overall authority: the sense 'army commander' is an abbreviation of captain general, from French capitaine général 'commander-in-chief'.
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