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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Generally  \Gen"er*al*ly\,  adv 
  1.  In  general;  commonly;  extensively,  though  not  universally; 
  most  frequently. 
 
  2.  In  a  general  way  or  in  general  relation;  in  the  main; 
  upon  the  whole;  comprehensively. 
 
  Generally  speaking,  they  live  very  quietly. 
  --Addison. 
 
  3.  Collectively;  as  a  whole;  without  omissions.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  counsel  that  all  Israel  be  generally  gathered  unto 
  thee.  --2  Sam.  xvii. 
  ll 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  generally 
  adv  1:  usually;  as  a  rule  "by  and  large  it  doesn't  rain  much  here" 
  [syn:  {by  and  large},  {more  often  than  not},  {mostly}] 
  2:  without  distinction  of  one  from  others  "he  is  interested  in 
  snakes  in  general"  [syn:  {in  general},  {in  the  main}] 
  [ant:  {specifically}] 
  3:  without  regard  to  specific  details  or  exceptions;  "he 
  interprets  the  law  broadly"  [syn:  {broadly},  {loosely},  {broadly 
  speaking}]  [ant:  {narrowly}] 




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