Referring to a product, usually a software product, that is ready for unconditional release to the general public. Such a product generally has completed pre-release beta testing by selected customers in real-world situations. See also beta.
General-release Sentence Examples
The general release of prisoners, with which he celebrated his impending recall, is typical of his policy.
They had found Mr Frey selling counterfeit DVDs that included films that had only just gone on general release in the cinema.
The motion replaced an even tougher motion, which would have put a four-year moratorium on the general release of GM canola.
If someone has already been injured, a general release form is no longer legally sufficient.
Artists often give MP3.com exclusive tracks or album previews before their general release date.