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adverb gen·er·al·ly \ˈjen-rə-lē, ˈje-nə-, ˈje-nər-lē\

Definition of generally

  1. :  in a general manner: such asa :  in disregard of specific instances and with regard to an overall picture <generally speaking>b :  as a rule :  usually

Examples of generally in a sentence

  1. He talked generally about his plans.

  2. I had a generally good day.

  3. It generally takes about a month for the shipment to arrive.

  4. When stocks are up, bonds are generally down.

  5. This town is generally regarded as a good place to raise kids.

Origin and Etymology of generally

see 1general


First Known Use: 14th century



GENERALLY Defined for English Language Learners

generally

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adverb gen·er·al·ly \ˈjen-rə-lē, ˈje-nə-, ˈje-nər-lē\

Definition of generally for English Language Learners

  • : in a general way : in a way that is not detailed or specific

  • : in most cases

  • : by or to most people


GENERALLY Defined for Kids

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adverb gen·er·al·ly \ˈje-nə-rə-lē, ˈjen-rə-\

Definition of generally for Students

  1. 1 :  for the most part <Generally speaking, I don't enjoy horror movies.>

  2. 2 :  in most cases :  usually <I anchored out near the ledge of rocks where I generally fish. — Oliver Butterworth, The Enormous Egg>



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