What is 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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

General

Général is the French word for general.

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... 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 ... She was the first woman to serve as Attorney General and the second longest serving Attorney General after William Wirt ...
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... 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 ...

More definitions of "general":

  • (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): 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"
  • (adj): Affecting the entire body.
    Example: "A general anesthetic"; "general symptoms"
  • (adj): Of national scope.
    Example: "A general election"
  • (noun): The head of a religious order or congregation.
    Synonyms: superior general
  • (verb): Command as a general.
    Example: "We are generaled by an incompetent!"
  • (noun): A fact about the whole (as opposed to particular).
    Example: "He discussed the general but neglected the particular"

Famous quotes containing the word general:

    We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life. If he does not join the general scramble and pant with the money-making street, we deem him spiritless and lacking in ambition.
    William James (1842–1910)

    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)

    The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
    John Stuart Mill (1806–1873)