general-purpose

[ jen-er-uh l-pur-puh s ]
/ ˈdʒɛn ər əlˈpɜr pəs /
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adjective

useful in many ways; not limited in use or function: a good general-purpose dictionary.

Nearby words

  1. general synod,
  2. general theory of relativity,
  3. general will,
  4. general-adaptation syndrome,
  5. general-obligation bond,
  6. generalcy,
  7. generalisation,
  8. generalise,
  9. generalissimo,
  10. generalist

Origin of general-purpose

First recorded in 1890–95

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general-purpose

adjective

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