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Meaning of GENERALITY

Pronunciation:  `jenu'ralitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability
  2. [n]  an idea having general application; "he spoke in broad generalities"
 

GENERALITY is a 10 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: generalisation, generalization
 
 Antonyms: particularity
 
 See Also: catholicity, commonality, commonness, idea, pervasiveness, prevalence, principle, quality, rule, thought, totality, universality

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gen`er*al"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Generalities}. [L.
generalitas: cf. F. g['e]n['e]ralit['e]. Cf. {Generalty}.]
1. The state of being general; the quality of including
   species or particulars. --Hooker.

2. That which is general; that which lacks specificalness,
   practicalness, or application; a general or vague
   statement or phrase.

         Let us descend from generalities to particulars.
                                               --Landor.

         The glittering and sounding generalities of natural
         right which make up the Declaration of Independence.
                                               --R. Choate.

3. The main body; the bulk; the greatest part; as, the
   generality of a nation, or of mankind.

 
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