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general-purpose

[jen-er-uh l-pur-puh s] /ˈdʒɛn ər əlˈpɜr pəs/
adjective
1.
useful in many ways; not limited in use or function:
a good general-purpose dictionary.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • Global warming, in particular, is making general-purpose futurology all but futile.
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  • It is only used as a general-purpose sweetener in commercial food products such as baked goods and soft drinks.
  • But to pay for the transition they would resort to large general-purpose tax increases.
British Dictionary definitions for general-purpose

general-purpose

adjective
1.
having a range of uses or applications; not restricted to one function
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