British. an election, which must be held at any time within five years of the last election, in which constituents elect members of the House of Commons.
an election in which representatives are chosen in all constituencies of a state
(US) a final election from which successful candidates are sent to a legislative body Compare primary
(US & Canadian) (in the US) a national or state election or (in Canada) a federal or provincial election in contrast to a local election
- General electric
company (GE) A US company that manufactured computers from 1956 until 1970, when it sold its computer division to Honeywell and left the computer business. Notable GE computers were the GE-265, which supported the Dartmouth Time-sharing System (DTSS), and the GE-645 used for Multics development. See also GCOS. Not to be confused with the General […]
- General equivalency diploma
noun a high-school degree awarded by a series of examinations; also called GED Examples To pass the GED Tests and earn a GED credential, test takers must score higher than 40 percent of graduating high school seniors nationwide.
noun, plural general headquarters. (used with a singular or plural verb) U.S. Army. 1. the headquarters of the commanding officer of a large military force. Abbreviation: GHQ, G.H.Q.
- General hospital
noun 1. a hospital not specializing in the treatment of particular illnesses or of patients of a particular sex or age group