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nounpl. major generals
U.S. Mil. an officer, with the insignia of two stars, ranking above a brigadier general and below a lieutenant general
- A commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above brigadier general and below lieutenant general.
- One who holds this rank.
(plural major generals)
When used as a title, it is always capitalized.
- Example: Major General John Doe.
The rank corresponds to pay grade O-8. Abbreviations: MG.
- Alternative spelling of major general.