Relating to a genus or kind; pertaining to a whole class or order; as, a general law of animal or vegetable economy.
Comprehending many species or individuals; not special or particular; including all particulars; as, a general inference or conclusion.
Having a relation to all; common to the whole; as, Adam, our general sire.
As a whole; in gross; for the most part.
The whole; the total; that which comprehends or relates to all, or the chief part; -- opposed to particular.
a fact about the whole (as opposed to particular); "he discussed the general but neglected the particular"
not limited or specialized, referring to a whole group (such as a class of students)