noun gen·er·al·i·ty \ˌje-nə-ˈra-lə-tē\

: a statement that is not specific or detailed

: the quality or state of being general rather than specific or detailed

: the biggest part of a group

plural gen·er·al·i·ties

Full Definition of GENERALITY

:  the quality or state of being general
a :  generalization 2
b :  a vague or inadequate statement
:  the greatest part :  bulk <the generality of the population>

Examples of GENERALITY

  1. He spoke in generalities as he discussed his plans for the future.
  2. I noticed the generality of the language he used in discussing his plans.

First Known Use of GENERALITY

15th century


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