"all-purpose" meaning in English

Adjective

  1. for all purposes; general-purpose Tags: not-comparable
    Translations (for all purposes): yleis- (Finnish), yleiskäyttöinen (Finnish), tout-usage [feminine, masculine] (French), multi-usages (French), tous usages (French), tout usage (French), universel [masculine] (French), polyvalent [masculine] (French), à usages multiples (French), Allzweck- (note: in compound words) (German), vạn năng (Vietnamese), nhiều mục đích (Vietnamese), đa năng (Vietnamese)

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        "for all purposes; general-purpose"
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          "code": "fi",
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        },
        {
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          "sense": "for all purposes",
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          "lang": "French",
          "sense": "for all purposes",
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        },
        {
          "code": "fr",
          "lang": "French",
          "sense": "for all purposes",
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        },
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          "code": "fr",
          "lang": "French",
          "sense": "for all purposes",
          "tags": [
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          "word": "universel"
        },
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          "code": "fr",
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          "sense": "for all purposes",
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          "word": "polyvalent"
        },
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          "sense": "for all purposes",
          "word": "à usages multiples"
        },
        {
          "code": "de",
          "lang": "German",
          "note": "in compound words",
          "sense": "for all purposes",
          "word": "Allzweck-"
        },
        {
          "code": "vi",
          "lang": "Vietnamese",
          "sense": "for all purposes",
          "word": "vạn năng"
        },
        {
          "code": "vi",
          "lang": "Vietnamese",
          "sense": "for all purposes",
          "word": "nhiều mục đích"
        },
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          "code": "vi",
          "lang": "Vietnamese",
          "sense": "for all purposes",
          "word": "đa năng"
        }
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        "for all purposes; general-purpose"
      ],
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    }
  ],
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      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "for all purposes",
      "word": "yleis-"
    },
    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "for all purposes",
      "word": "yleiskäyttöinen"
    },
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        "masculine"
      ],
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    },
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      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "for all purposes",
      "word": "tous usages"
    },
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "for all purposes",
      "word": "tout usage"
    },
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "for all purposes",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "universel"
    },
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "for all purposes",
      "tags": [
        "masculine"
      ],
      "word": "polyvalent"
    },
    {
      "code": "fr",
      "lang": "French",
      "sense": "for all purposes",
      "word": "à usages multiples"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "note": "in compound words",
      "sense": "for all purposes",
      "word": "Allzweck-"
    },
    {
      "code": "vi",
      "lang": "Vietnamese",
      "sense": "for all purposes",
      "word": "vạn năng"
    },
    {
      "code": "vi",
      "lang": "Vietnamese",
      "sense": "for all purposes",
      "word": "nhiều mục đích"
    },
    {
      "code": "vi",
      "lang": "Vietnamese",
      "sense": "for all purposes",
      "word": "đa năng"
    }
  ],
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