generality

noun gen·er·al·i·ty \ ˌje-nə-ˈra-lə-tē \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of generality

plural generalities
1 : the quality or state of being general
2 a : generalization 2
b : a vague or inadequate statement
3 : the greatest part : bulk
  • the generality of the population

Examples of generality in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of generality

15th century


GENERALITY Defined for English Language Learners

generality

noun

Definition of generality for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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