What is general?

  • (adj): Not specialized or limited to one class of things.
    Example: "General studies"; "general knowledge"
    See also — Additional definitions below

General

Général is the French word for general.

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Janet Reno
... (born July 21, 1938), served as the Attorney General of the United States, from 1993 to 2001 ... She was the first woman to serve as Attorney General and the second longest serving Attorney General after William Wirt ...
Janet Reno - Attorney General
... Reno was nominated and confirmed as the first woman to serve as the United States Attorney General ... Reno remained Attorney General for the rest of Clinton's presidency, making her the longest-serving Attorney General since William Wirt in 1829 ...
33rd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht) - Commanders
... April 29, 1940 Generalleutnant Rudolf Sintzenich November 1, 1940 General Friedrich Kühn March 22, 1941 Generalleutnant Heinrich von Prittwitz und ...
History - Evolution of Database and DBMS Technology - Database Machines and Appliances
... machines could not keep pace with the rapid development and progress of general-purpose computers ... Thus most database systems nowadays are software systems running on general-purpose hardware, using general-purpose computer data storage ...

More definitions of "general":

  • (adj): Applying to all or most members of a category or group.
    Example: "The general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader"
  • (noun): The head of a religious order or congregation.
    Synonyms: superior general
  • (adj): Somewhat indefinite.
    Example: "Bearing a general resemblance to the original"; "a general description of the merchandise"
  • (noun): A fact about the whole (as opposed to particular).
    Example: "He discussed the general but neglected the particular"
  • (adj): Of national scope.
    Example: "A general election"
  • (adj): Prevailing among and common to the general public.
    Example: "The general discontent"
  • (verb): Command as a general.
    Example: "We are generaled by an incompetent!"
  • (adj): Affecting the entire body.
    Example: "A general anesthetic"; "general symptoms"
  • (noun): A general officer of the highest rank.
    Synonyms: full general

Famous quotes containing the word general:

    The reputation of generosity is to be purchased pretty cheap; it does not depend so much upon a man’s general expense, as it does upon his giving handsomely where it is proper to give at all. A man, for instance, who should give a servant four shillings, would pass for covetous, while he who gave him a crown, would be reckoned generous; so that the difference of those two opposite characters, turns upon one shilling.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity’s small change in general society.
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

    A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities.
    Walter Bagehot (1826–1877)