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Definition of "generality" []

  • The state or quality of being general. (noun)
  • An observation or principle having general application; a generalization. (noun)
  • An imprecise or vague statement or idea. (noun)
  • The greater portion or number; the majority. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "generality" in a sentence
  • "This generality is all to say that there is a range of possible relationships between markets and states in time and space that oscillate between complimentary and oppositional polarities."
  • "That's why Buchanan suggested allowing states to determine their own formula for the flat tax / demogrant idea (which he calls the generality principle)."
  • "This generality is not present in other server-side scripting systems, where the inputs would have to be literal numeric values."