What is general?

  • (adj): Of national scope.
    Example: "A general election"
    See also — Additional definitions below

General

Général is the French word for general.

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1962 - Events - November
... 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 ... November 30 – The United Nations General Assembly elects U Thant of Burma as the new UN Secretary-General ...
Janet Reno - Attorney General
... 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 ...
Janet Reno
... Janet Wood Reno (born July 21, 1938), served as the Attorney General of the United States, from 1993 to 2001 ... was the first woman to serve as Attorney General and the second longest serving Attorney General after William Wirt ...
33rd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht) - Commanders
... Speck April 29, 1940 Generalleutnant 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 ...
History - Evolution of Database and DBMS Technology - Database Machines and Appliances
... In the 1970s and 1980s attempts were made to build database systems with integrated hardware and software ... The underlying philosophy was that such integration would provide higher performance at lower cost ...

More definitions of "general":

  • (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"
  • (noun): A fact about the whole (as opposed to particular).
    Example: "He discussed the general but neglected the particular"
  • (verb): Command as a general.
    Example: "We are generaled by an incompetent!"
  • (adj): Somewhat indefinite.
    Example: "Bearing a general resemblance to the original"; "a general description of the merchandise"
  • (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): A general officer of the highest rank.
    Synonyms: full general

Famous quotes containing the word general:

    Private property is held sacred in all good governments, and particularly in our own. Yet shall the fear of invading it prevent a general from marching his army over a cornfield or burning a house which protects the enemy? A thousand other instances might be cited to show that laws must sometimes be silent when necessity speaks.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)

    I suggested to them also the great desirability of a general knowledge on the Island of the English language. They are under an English speaking government and are a part of the territory of an English speaking nation.... While I appreciated the desirability of maintaining their grasp on the Spanish language, the beauty of that language and the richness of its literature, that as a practical matter for them it was quite necessary to have a good comprehension of English.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)

    What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)