general-purpose

[ jen-er-uhl-pur-puhs ]
/ ˈdʒɛn ər əlˈpɜr pəs /

adjective

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

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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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