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general

  
  ( generals    plural  )
1       n-count; n-title; n-voc   A general is a high-ranking officer in the armed forces, usually in the army.  
The General's visit to Sarajevo is part of preparations for the deployment of extra troops.     
2       adj   If you talk about the general situation somewhere or talk about something in general terms, you are describing the situation as a whole rather than considering its details or exceptions.  
ADJ n  
The figures represent a general decline in employment., ...the general deterioration of English society.      If you describe something in general terms, you describe it without giving details.  
in general terms      phrase  
She recounted in very general terms some of the events of recent months.     
3       adj   You use general to describe several items or activities when there are too many of them or when they are not important enough to mention separately.  
ADJ n  
£2,500 for software is soon swallowed up in general costs..., His firm took over the planting and general maintenance of the park last March.     
4       adj   You use general to describe something that involves or affects most people, or most people in a particular group.  
ADJ n  
The project should raise general awareness about bullying.     
5       adj   If you describe something as general, you mean that it is not restricted to any one thing or area.  
ADJ n  
...a general ache radiating from the back of the neck., ...a general sense of well-being., ...raising the level of general physical fitness.     
6       adj   General is used to describe a person's job, usually as part of their title, to indicate that they have complete responsibility for the administration of an organization or business.     (BUSINESS)   ADJ n  
He joined Sanders Roe, moving on later to become General Manager.     
7   
    generally  
8    You use in general to indicate that you are talking about something as a whole, rather than about part of it.  
in general      phrase   n PHR  
I think we need to improve our educational system in general..., She had a confused idea of life in general.     
9    You say in general to indicate that you are referring to most people or things in a particular group.  
in general      phrase   n PHR  
People in general will support us..., She enjoys a sterling reputation in law enforcement circles and among the community in general.     
10    You say in general to indicate that a statement is true in most cases.  
in general      phrase   PHR with cl   (=on the whole)  
In general, it was the better-educated voters who voted Yes in the referendum.     


Attorney General        ( Attorneys General    plural  ) A country's Attorney General is its chief law officer, who advises its government or ruler.      n-count  
brigadier general        ( brigadier generals    plural  ) , brigadier-general   In the United States, a brigadier general is a senior officer in the armed forces who is often in charge of a brigade and has a rank above colonel and below major general.      n-count; n-title  
...Brigadier General Gary Whipple of the Louisiana National Guard.     
director general        ( directors general    plural  ) The director general of a large organization such as the BBC is the person who is in charge of it.      n-count   usu sing  
general election        ( general elections    plural  )
1       n-count   In Britain, a general election is an election where everyone votes for people to represent them in Parliament.  
2       n-count   In the United States, a general election is a local, state, or national election where the candidates have been selected by a primary election. Compare primary.  
general knowledge     
General knowledge is knowledge about many different things, as opposed to detailed knowledge about one particular subject.      n-uncount  
general practice        ( general practices    plural  )
1       n-uncount   When a doctor is in general practice, he or she treats sick people at a surgery or office, or visits them at home, and does not specialize in a particular type of medicine.  
In recent years, doctors have been trained specifically for general practice.     
      General practice is also a noun., n-count  
The sample was selected from the medical records of two general practices.     
2       n-uncount   When lawyers deal with all kinds of legal matters, rather than specializing in one kind of law, you can say they have a general practice or are in general practice.  
  (mainly AM)  
general practitioner        ( general practitioners    plural  ) A general practitioner is the same as a GP.  
  (BRIT)  
FORMAL      n-count  
general public     
You can refer to the people in a society as the general public, especially when you are contrasting people in general with a small group.      n-sing-coll   the N  
These charities depend on the compassionate feelings and generosity of the general public..., Unemployment is 10 percent among the general public and about 40 percent among North African immigrants.     
general strike        ( general strikes    plural  ) A general strike is a situation where most or all of the workers in a country are on strike and are refusing to work.      n-count  
Governor-General        ( Governors-General    plural  ) A Governor-General is a person who is sent to a former British colony as the chief representative of Britain.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   oft the N of n  
...the former Governor-General of New Zealand.     
major general        ( major generals    plural  ) , major-general   In Britain, a major general is a senior officer in the army, one rank above a brigadier. In the United States, a major general is a senior officer in the army, air force, or marines, one rank above brigadier general.      n-count; n-title; n-voc  
secretary-general        ( secretaries-general    plural  ) , Secretary General   Thesecretary-general of an international political organization is the person in charge of its administration.      n-count   usu the N in sing  
...the United Nations Secretary-General.     
Solicitor General      , solicitor-general  
TheSolicitor General in Britain or the United States, or in an American state, is the second most important legal officer, next in rank below an Attorney General.      n-sing; n-title  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
n.
relating to, involving, or dealing with abstract, general, or universal statements or laws
n.
right granted to a general assembly to give an opinion on the salaries and bonuses of top managers
[Bus.]
n.
addendum to a contract in general that you do not wish for everyone to see
[Leg.]
n.
1. the state of being joined together 2. in logic, the connection of isolated facts by means of a general description or hypothesis which applies to them all
n.
a patient who lost is tracheal reflexes by general anesthesia or Coma ; state whos trache has been protected by a tube that permits artificial ventilation.
Medical term
exp.
a misfit; something or someone looking/behaving in a manner that comes in contradiction with the general context
n.
the skillful art of eyeing and identifying employment arrangements, by either job seekers or the publishers of staffing vacancies.
[Bus.] Ex.: Jack was adept at employerism and thus was able to fill most of the job openings in his department in a relatively short period of time.

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