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general-purpose

[jen-er-uh l-pur-puh s]
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  1. useful in many ways; not limited in use or function: a good general-purpose dictionary.

Origin of general-purpose

First recorded in 1890–95
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general-purpose

adjective
  1. having a range of uses or applications; not restricted to one function
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