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Definition of generality noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. generalities)
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  1. 1[countable, usually plural] a statement that discusses general principles or issues rather than details or particular examples to speak in broad generalities As usual, he confined his comments to generalities.
  2. 2the generality [singular] (formal) most of a group of people or things This view is held by the generality of leading scholars.
  3. 3[uncountable] (formal) the quality of being general rather than detailed or exact An account of such generality is of little value.
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