What is general?

  • (noun): A fact about the whole (as opposed to particular).
    Example: "He discussed the general but neglected the particular"
    See also — Additional definitions below

General

Général is the French word for general.

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1962 - Events - November
6 – Apartheid The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies, and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations ... November 30 – The United Nations General Assembly elects U Thant of Burma as the new UN Secretary-General ...
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 ... nowadays are software systems running on general-purpose hardware, using general-purpose computer data storage ...
Janet Reno
... She was the first woman to serve as Attorney General and the second longest serving Attorney General after William Wirt ...
33rd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht) - Commanders
... Rudolf Sintzenich November 1, 1940 General Friedrich Kühn March 22, 1941 Generalleutnant Heinrich von Prittwitz und Gaffron April 13, 1941 General Hans-Karl Freiherr von Esebeck May 26, 1941 ...
Janet Reno - Attorney General
... 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 ...

More definitions of "general":

  • (verb): Command as a general.
    Example: "We are generaled by an incompetent!"
  • (adj): Of national scope.
    Example: "A general election"
  • (noun): The head of a religious order or congregation.
    Synonyms: superior general
  • (adj): Affecting the entire body.
    Example: "A general anesthetic"; "general symptoms"
  • (adj): Prevailing among and common to the general public.
    Example: "The general discontent"
  • (adj): Not specialized or limited to one class of things.
    Example: "General studies"; "general knowledge"
  • (adj): Somewhat indefinite.
    Example: "Bearing a general resemblance to the original"; "a general description of the merchandise"
  • (noun): A general officer of the highest rank.
    Synonyms: full 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"

Famous quotes containing the word general:

    Every gazette brings accounts of the untutored freaks of the wind,—shipwrecks and hurricanes which the mariner and planter accept as special or general providences; but they touch our consciences, they remind us of our sins. Another deluge would disgrace mankind.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Pleasure is necessarily reciprocal; no one feels it who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please. What pleases you in others, will in general please them in you.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    It is a maxim among these lawyers, that whatever hath been done before, may legally be done again: and therefore they take special care to record all the decisions formerly made against common justice and the general reason of mankind.
    Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)