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in general

Definition of in general in English:

1Usually; mainly: in general, Alexander was a peaceful, loving man
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  • 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.
generally, normally, as a (general) rule, in the general run of things, by and large, more often than not, almost always, in the main, mainly, mostly, for the most part, in most cases, most of the time, predominantly, on the whole;
2As a whole: our understanding of culture in general and of literature in particular
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  • 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.
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