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generality

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

Simple Definition of generality

  • : 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

Full Definition of generality

plural gen·er·al·i·ties

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being general

  2. 2 a :  generalization 2 b :  a vague or inadequate statement

  3. 3 :  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.



15th Century

First Known Use of generality

15th century



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