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gen·er·al-pur·pose

(jĕn′ər-əl-pûr′pəs)
adj.
Designed for or suitable to more than one use; broadly useful: a general-purpose loan.

general-purpose

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

gen′eral-pur′pose



adj.
useful in many ways; not limited in use or function: general-purpose cattle.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.general-purpose - not limited in use or functiongeneral-purpose - not limited in use or function  
general - applying to all or most members of a category or group; "the general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader"
Translations

general-purpose

[ˌdʒenərəlˈpɜːpəs] ADJ [tool, dictionary] → de uso general

general-purpose

[ˈdʒɛnrlˈpɜːpəs] adjper tutti gli usi
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