- Military rank in the army and air force that is higher than colonel or brigadier, and is usually the highest rank group next to commander in chief, except in countries that use the rank of field marshal.
- Short for general anaesthetic.
Etymology: From Latin generalis, from noun genus + adjective suffix -alis
- not specific or particular
- concerned with, applicable to, or affecting the whole or every member of a class or category
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