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generalities

noun , plural of generality

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1 an idea or statement about all of the members of a group or all the instances of a situation
  • the idea that all boys are naturally messy is a gross generality
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2 the main or greater part of something as distinguished from its subordinate parts
  • an important but little-known Scottish inventor whose work was never appreciated by the generality of the public
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3 the largest part or quantity of something
  • the generality of that high school's students will go on to college
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