general-purpose general-purpose


  • (adj) not limited in use or function


  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.


  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
    on June 22, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  • "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:

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