General Certificate of Education


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General Certificate of Education

n
(Education) See GCE
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general

(ˈdʒenərəl) adjective
1. of, involving etc all, most or very many people, things etc. The general feeling is that he is stupid; His general knowledge is good although he is not good at mathematics.
2. covering a large number of cases. a general rule.
3. without details. I'll just give you a general idea of the plan.
4. (as part of an official title) chief. the Postmaster General.
noun
in the British army, (a person of) the rank next below field marshal. General Smith.
ˈgeneralize, ˈgeneralise verb
1. to make a general rule etc that can be applied to many cases, based on a number of cases. He's trying to generalize from only two examples.
2. to talk (about something) in general terms. We should stop generalizing and discuss each problem separately.
ˌgeneraliˈzation, ˌgeneraliˈsation noun
ˈgenerally adverb
usually; by most people; on the whole. He is generally disliked; He generally wins.
General Certificate of EducationGCEgeneral election
an election in which the voters in every constituency are involved.
general practitionerGPgeneral store
a shop that sells a wide range of goods.
as a general rule
usually; in most cases. As a general rule, we don't employ unskilled workers.
in general
usually; in most cases; most of (a group of people etc). People in general were not very sympathetic; People were in general not very sympathetic.
the general public
the people of a town, country etc, considered as a group.
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Dubai: Over 3,500 students in the UAE who appeared for their General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A level) examination had a reason to smile as results were declared on Thursday morning.
IGCSE, an acronym for International General Certificate of Education, is recognized by the Cambridge University.
It also honoured General Certificate of Education (A Level) students who achieved three or more A to A* grades in examinations held at the same time, as well as those who achieved 36 points or higher in the International Baccalaureate Diploma for Examinations held last July.

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