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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Generality  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  generality 
  n  1:  an  idea  having  general  application;  "he  spoke  in  broad 
  generalities"  [syn:  {generalization}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  being  general  or  widespread  or  having  general 
  applicability  [ant:  {particularity}] 




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