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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History - Evolution of Database and DBMS Technology - Database Machines and Appliances
... 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
... (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 ...
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 ... November 30 – The United Nations General Assembly elects U Thant of Burma as the new UN Secretary-General ...
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 Generalleutnant Walter ...
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 ...

More definitions of "general":

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

Famous quotes containing the word general:

    At that,
    his small size,
    keen eyes,
    serviceable beak
    and general truculence
    assure his survival—
    William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)

    There was not a tree as far as we could see, and that was many miles each way, the general level of the upland being about the same everywhere. Even from the Atlantic side we overlooked the Bay, and saw to Manomet Point in Plymouth, and better from that side because it was the highest.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The following general definition of an animal: a system of different organic molecules that have combined with one another, under the impulsion of a sensation similar to an obtuse and muffled sense of touch given to them by the creator of matter as a whole, until each one of them has found the most suitable position for its shape and comfort.
    Denis Diderot (1713–1784)