generality[jen′ər al′ə tē]
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noun pl. generalities
- the condition or quality of being general, or applicable to all
- a general statement, idea, etc., specif.
- one that is vague or inadequate
- the bulk; main body
Origin: ME generalte < OFr généralité < LL generalitas < L generalis
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noun pl. gen·er·al·i·ties
- The state or quality of being general.
- An observation or principle having general application; a generalization.
- An imprecise or vague statement or idea.
- The greater portion or number; the majority.