tener nociones generales de griego to have a general knowledge of Greek
esa es la opinión general de los que no leen los periódicos that's what people who don't read the papers usually think
por lo general, en general in general, generally
por lo general, suelo ir en tren I generally go by train, in general I go by train
general (military).
general de brigada brigadier (British), brigadier general (United States)
general de división major general
* * *
1 general
2 (común) common, usual, widespread
es un comportamiento muy general it is a very common sort of behaviour
nombre masculino
1 (oficial) general
en general in general, generally
por lo general in general, generally
* * *
noun mf. adj.
- por lo general
* * *
1. ADJ
1) (=común, no detallado) general

información de interés general — information of general interest

el estado general de su salud — his general state of health

una visión general de los problemas del país — an overall o general view of the problems of the country

declaraciones de carácter general — general comments

estamos perdiendo de vista el interés general — we are losing sight of the common interest

la corrupción es general en todo el país — corruption is widespread in the whole country


en general —

a) [con verbo] generally, in general

estoy hablando en general — I am talking generally o in general terms

en general, las críticas de la obra han sido favorables — generally (speaking) o in general, the play has received favourable criticism

b) [detrás de s] in general

literatura, música y arte en general — literature, music and the arts in general

el público en general — the general public


por lo general — generally

iban a visitarla, por lo general, dos o tres veces al año — they generally went to see her two or three times a year

los resultados son, por lo general, bastante buenos — in general o on the whole, the results are pretty good

SMF (Mil) general

general de brigada — brigadier general

general de división — major general

SM (Rel) general
4. SF
1) (tb: carretera general)
Esp main road
2) (tb: clasificación general) (Ciclismo) general classification

generales de la ley — prescribed personal questions

* * *
a) (no específico, global) general

hablando en líneas generales — broadly speaking

un panorama general de la situación — an overall view of the situation

tiene nociones generales de informática — he has a general idea about computing

b) (en locs)

en general — on the whole, in general

el público en general — the general public

por lo general: por lo general llega a las nueve she usually o generally arrives at nine; por lo general prefiero ir en auto — in general I prefer to drive

masculino y femenino (Mil) general
* * *
a) (no específico, global) general

hablando en líneas generales — broadly speaking

un panorama general de la situación — an overall view of the situation

tiene nociones generales de informática — he has a general idea about computing

b) (en locs)

en general — on the whole, in general

el público en general — the general public

por lo general: por lo general llega a las nueve she usually o generally arrives at nine; por lo general prefiero ir en auto — in general I prefer to drive

masculino y femenino (Mil) general
* * *
1 = general.
Nota: Nombre.

Ex: It should not be assumed that this has got to be a semiformal talk, followed by a few halfhearted questions: a kind of general's visit to the barracks.

* como norma general = as a general rule.

2 = all-embracing, broad [broader -comp., broadest -sup.], comprehensive, general, large [larger -comp., largest -sup.], sweeping, ubiquitous, umbrella, widespread, pervasive, blanket, all-encompassing, broadly based, wide-ranging [wide ranging], overriding, broad-based [broad based], wide-scale, overarching, received, epidemic, pandemic, wide-angle(d), generalised [generalized, -USA], embracing, encompassing.

Ex: Some databases are very all-embracing in their coverage and attempt to provide comprehensive coverage of entire disciplines.

Ex: This broader consideration of descriptive cataloguing problems serves to set a context for the consideration of cataloguing problems associated with nonbook materials.
Ex: One of the factors to consider in the selection of a data base is whether the data base is comprehensive or not.
Ex: Nevertheless, the fact that these general lists cannot serve for every application has triggered a search for more consistent approaches.
Ex: Serial searching for a string of characters is usually performed on a small subset of a large file.
Ex: Such a statement of objectives may appear narrowly defined in its practices and yet, at the same time, rather sweeping in its assumptions.
Ex: Worldwide, however, the printed book is still the most ubiquitous source of record = Sin embargo, el libro impreso es aún en todo el mundo la fuente de información escrita más común.
Ex: This article describes how an 'umbrella licence' was obtained covering a group of libraries within the region.
Ex: Comment published so far is favourable, but the code still awaits widespread adoption.
Ex: The unease is pervasive, not an occasional outcropping of discontent.
Ex: Likert in no way attempts to make a blanket prescription for employee-centered supervisory styles.
Ex: In publishing itself there is little use made of the all-encompassing schemes such as Dewey or the Library of Congress.
Ex: Library schools are offering broadly based courses with increasing emphasis on technology and information systems, but practising librarians still need the traditional skills.
Ex: The contents of this handbook are comprehensive and wide-ranging.
Ex: Consequently, the overriding demand made by the academic community is bibliographical in nature.
Ex: However, the organisation is well on its way to becoming a broad-based provider of databases and end-user oriented information services in all areas of engineering.
Ex: Without the stimuli of cooperative agencies, many programmes such as wide-scale interlibrary loan would not have developed so rapidly.
Ex: There appears to be an unhealthy tendency among information technology professionals to elevate any single, highly successful practical experience instantly into an overarching paradigm for managerial success.
Ex: It was interesting, in view of the received opinion that 'We don't have many problems round here'.
Ex: The article is entitled 'Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and the epidemic growth of its literature' = El artículo se titula "El síndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida (SIDA) y el crecimiento exponencial de su literatura".
Ex: Test score data were broken down to show that the decline is pandemic throughout the culture & not limited to sex, race, or class variables.
Ex: Except for the principal no one besides the librarian has such a wide-angle view of the school's instructional programme.
Ex: Although it is coy about admitting the fact it is only mentioned twice in the whole of the thirty pages of publicity material it is in effect a generalized and modernized Thesaurofacet: a facetted classification with a thesaurus structure forming an integral part.
Ex: What is needed is an embracing approach to guarantee freedom for Palestine and legitimacy for Israel.
Ex: By drawing Russia into an encompassing coalition with Europe and other powers, the risk of conflict will be diminished.
* abogado general = advocate-general.
* Acuerdo General sobre Aranceles y Comercio (GATT) = General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).
* anestesia general = general anaesthesia.
* asamblea general = general assembly.
* biblioteca general = general library.
* como norma general = as a general rule of thumb, as a rough guide.
* consenso general = general consensus.
* creencia general = conventional wisdom.
* criterio general = rule of thumb.
* dar una idea general = paint + a broad picture.
* de aplicación general = general-purpose, of general application.
* de forma general = bulk.
* de interés general = of general interest.
* de lo general a lo particular = from the general to the particular.
* de lo particular a lo general = from the particular to the general.
* de propósito general = general-purpose.
* describir en líneas generales = outline.
* desde un punto de vista general = in a broad sense.
* desde un punto de vista más general = in a broader sense.
* designación general de la clase de documento = general material designation.
* de tipo general = broad scoped.
* de un modo muy general = crudely.
* de utilidad general = all-purpose.
* director general = senior director.
* elección general = general election.
* encabezamiento demasiado general = much-too-broad heading.
* encabezamiento informativo general = general explanatory heading.
* en el sentido más general = in the broadest sense.
* en general = at large, by and large, for the most part, generally, in general, in the main, on balance, on the whole, overall, broadly, as a whole, generally speaking.
* en líneas generales = broadly speaking, generally, on the whole, in basic outline, roughly speaking, as a rough guide.
* ensayo general = dress rehearsal.
* en su sentido más general = in its/their broadest sense.
* en términos generales = in broad terms, generally speaking.
* en un sentido general = in a broad sense.
* en un sentido más general = in a broader sense.
* esquema general = outline.
* gobernador general = Governor General.
* hablando en términos generales = loosely speaking.
* idea general = rough idea.
* índice general = general index.
* informe sobre el estado general de las carreteras = road report.
* instrucción general = blanket instruction.
* interés general = public interest.
* la comunidad en general = the community at large.
* la sociedad en general = society at large.
* materia más general = broader subject.
* norma general = rule of thumb.
* Norma General Internacional para la Descripción de Archivvos (ISAD-G) = General International Standard Archival Description (ISAD(G)).
* opinión general = consensus of opinion, conventional wisdom.
* opinión general, la = received wisdom, the.
* parálisis general = general paresis.
* población en general, la = general population, the.
* por lo general = on the whole, all in all, in general, generally, generally speaking, in the normal run of events, in the normal run of things.
* público en general = broader audience, broad audience, broad public, broader public.
* público en general, el = general public, the.
* Secretaría General = Secretariat.
* ser de uso general = be generally available.
* sistema de clasificación general = general scheme.
* Sistema General de Ordenación (SGO) = Broad System of Ordering (BSO).
* una guía general = a rough guide.
* una idea general = a rough guide.

* * *
1 (no específico, global) general
el estado general del enfermo the patient's general condition
temas de interés general subjects of general interest
el pronóstico general del tiempo para mañana the general weather forecast for tomorrow
el país está pasando una crisis a nivel general the country as a whole is going through a crisis
me habló del proyecto en líneas generales she gave me a broad outline of the project
un panorama general de la situación an overall view o an overview of the situation
tiene nociones generales de informática he has a general idea about information technology
2 (en locs):
en general on the whole, in general
¿qué tal el viaje? — en general bien how was the trip? — good, on the whole
en general prefiero el vino blanco on the whole o in general, I prefer white wine
el público en general the general public
¿qué te molesta de él? — todo en general y nada en particular what don't you like about him? — everything and nothing
por lo general: por lo general los domingos nos levantamos tarde we usually o generally get up late on Sundays
por lo general llega a las nueve she usually o generally arrives at nine, she arrives at nine as a rule
por lo general prefiero una novela a un ensayo in general I prefer novels to essays
generales fpl (Esp) (Pol) general elections
masculine and feminine
1 (Mil) general
2 (Relig) general
general de brigada
(en el ejército) ≈ major general, brigadier general (in US), brigadier (in UK); (en las fuerzas aéreas) ≈ brigadier general (in US), ≈ air commodore (in UK)
general de división
(en el ejército) ≈ major general; (en las fuerzas aéreas) ≈ major general (in US), ≈ air vice marshal (in UK)
* * *


Multiple Entries:
Gral. sustantivo masculino (
General ) Gen.

general adjetivo
a) (no específico, global) general;

de interés general of general interest;

hablando en líneas generales broadly speaking;
un panorama general de la situación an overall view of the situation
b) (en locs)

en general on the whole, in general;

el público en general the general public;
por lo general as a (general) rule
■ sustantivo masculino y femenino (Mil) general
I adjetivo general
director general, general manager, director-general
huelga general, general strike
secretario general, Secretary-General
II m Mil Rel general
♦ Locuciones: por lo o en general, in general, generally
'general' also found in these entries:
- abogado
- anestesia
- asesinar
- bachillerato
- bien
- camino
- capitán
- capitana
- cerrarse
- ciudad
- comida
- cuartel
- decretar
- desbandada
- economía
- el
- elección
- enferma
- enfermo
- ensayo
- entre
- error
- esperar
- fiscal
- golpista
- gral.
- huelga
- ladrón
- ladrona
- lata
- lista
- mayoría
- nombrar
- panorama
- parecerse
- piso
- policlínica
- política
- protesta
- pública
- público
- regalar
- regla
- sazón
- secretaría
- all-out
- as
- Attorney General
- backdrop
- blanket
- booze
- bosom
- breast
- buck
- crime
- current
- disheveled
- dishevelled
- dress
- dress rehearsal
- dry run
- education
- election
- general
- general anaesthetic
- general assembly
- general election
- general knowledge
- general practice
- general practitioner
- general public
- generally
- GP
- headquarters
- HQ
- large
- main
- managing
- master
- mobilize
- most
- opposite
- outline
- overall
- overview
- Postmaster General
- practitioner
- prevailing
- public
- quash
* * *
1. [común] general;
sólo tengo unas nociones muy generales de griego I only have a very general knowledge of Greek;
esa es la opinión general de los que no leen los periódicos that's what people who don't read the papers usually think;
mi valoración general es negativa my overall opinion of it is negative
2. [en frases]
por lo general, en general in general, generally;
los candidatos, en general, estaban muy cualificados the candidates were generally very well qualified, in general, the candidates were very well qualified;
en general el clima es seco on the whole, the climate is dry, the climate is generally dry;
¿qué tal te va la vida? – en general, no me puedo quejar how's life treating you? – I can't complain, on the whole;
por lo general, suelo ir en tren I generally go by train, in general I go by train
Mil general
general de brigada Br brigadier, US brigadier general;
general de división major general
Dep [clasificación] overall standings;
con su victoria se ha puesto segunda en la general her victory has moved her up to second place in the overall standings
* * *
I adj general;
en general in general;
por lo general usually, generally
II m general
* * *
general adj
1) : general
en general or
por lo general : in general, generally
general nmf
1) : general
general de división : major general
* * *
general1 adj general
en general in general
por lo general in general
general2 n (militar) general

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.


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