general-purpose general-purpose

Definition(s):

  • (adj) not limited in use or function

Usage(s):

  1. Whereas Oodle excels in technology, Kijiji is the only general-purpose classified site that is catching up with Craigslist in terms of actual listings.
  2. Even the Germans made a stab at computing with Konrad Zuse's Z electromechanical computers, the last of which was the first general-purpose computer controlled by a program.
  3. What started as general-purpose computers with networking capability added almost as an afterthought, he said, will metamorphosize into network machines that also do computing.

News

  1. DC-DC Converter from Diodes Incorporated Saves Space in LED Lighting Applications

    Diodes Incorporated , a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today announced a miniature DC-DC converter supporting boost, buck and voltage-inverting circuit topologies for LED lighting and general-purpose power management applications.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Silicon Labs Introduces the Industry’s First Single-Die MEMS Oscillator

    Silicon Labs , a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today introduced the industry’s most highly integrated MEMS-based oscillators designed to replace general-purpose crystal oscillators in cost-sensitive, low-power and high-volume industrial, embedded and consumer electronics applications such as digital cameras, storage and memory, ATM machines, point-of-sale ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. New App Timee Lets People Track Their Time With Minimal Effort Through a Beautiful and Simple Design

    Launched by snAPProducts, Timee is a simple general-purpose time tracker that allows everyone to seamlessly monitor how much time is spent on daily tasks. A single tap is all it takes to start, stop or switch between tasks, and corrections are easy and intuitive. (PRWeb June 22, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/appshout/timee/prweb10860775.htm
    on June 22, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  • "This flexible, registered, general-purpose account will allow Canadians to watch their savings grow, tax free," Flaherty said in his budget speech, delivered Tuesday at 4 pm in Ottawa.
    on Feb 26, 2008 By: Jim Flaherty Source: CTV.ca

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