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in general

1. Referring to an entire class or category of something, rather than a specific example. Cats in general are easier to take care of than dogs, but mine seems to be very high maintenance. I don't dislike romantic comedies in general, but I just haven't seen a lot of good ones.
2. Typically; for the most part; generally. In general, my employees work hard. There are just a few who give me headaches every once in a while.
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in general

referring to the entire class being discussed; speaking of the entire range of possibilities; in most situations or circumstances. I like vegetables in general, but not beets. In general, I prefer a hotel room on a lower floor, but will take a higher room if it's special.
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in general

1. Referring to a group of persons or a subject as a whole, as opposed to particular ones. For example, I am speaking about contracts in general, or Girls in general mature at a younger age than boys. [Late 1300s] For an antonym, see in particular.
2. For the most part; commonly, usually. For example, In general the children behaved very well, or Our winters are quite mild in general. [Early 1700s]
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in ˈgeneral

in most cases; usually: The money is due to come on the first of every month; in general it arrives punctually, but at holiday times it’s sometimes late. OPPOSITE: in particular
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in general

Generally.
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