American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Designed for or suitable to more than one use; broadly useful: a general-purpose loan.
- adj. for general purposes; all-purpose
- adj. not limited in use or function
“Mr. Sonia Herecomestheangst (sponsored by the Salmon & French Fries union) says: tombaker says: darnel buddy, sorry man. maybe try some general-purpose AOL chatrooms.”
“She rightly saw it as what we would call a general-purpose computer.”
“AMD, which of course sells both general-purpose processors and GPUs, has been singing a less aggressive version of the same tune.”
“Icera, by contrast, designed more general-purpose processors that use software to handle different wireless standards.”
“I agree with the statement that general-purpose computers are intended for people who need them, and dedicated computers like iPhones, iPods, and iPads (and Zunes, too) are for people who need them.”
“This year, analysts say such lending to the sector would rise in the form of general-purpose loans that developers can put to a variety of uses.”
““Tainted Love” is my general-purpose earworm cleaner.”
“She was a contemporary of Charles Babbage, who is generally credited in the history of computing with designing the first mechanical, general-purpose computer: the Analytical Engine.”
“Intel has long believed that computers work best when they are designed with powerful general-purpose processors that do just about everything.”
“To find official government sites, try entering the keyword government with the name of your location in a general-purpose search engine.”
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