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major_general

major general

See also: major-general

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Noun

major general (plural major generals)

  1. A military officer in the armies of most nations, typically ranking below a lieutenant general and above a brigadier.

Usage notes

When used as a title, it is always capitalized.

Example: Major General John Doe.

The rank corresponds to pay grade O-8. Abbreviations: MG.

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