multi purpose

multipurpose

[muhl-tee-pur-puhs, muhl-tahy-]
adjective
able to be used for several purposes: a multipurpose lawn spray.

Origin:
1930–35; multi- + purpose

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multipurpose (ˌmʌltɪˈpɜːpəs)
 
adj
able to be used for many purposes: a multipurpose gadget

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multipurpose
1935, from multi- + purpose.
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