Word forms: generalities
1. countable noun A generality is a general statement that covers a range of things, rather than being concerned with specific instances. [formal] ⇒ I'll start with some generalities and then examine a few specific examples. ⇒ He avoided this tricky question and talked in generalities. 2. uncountable noun The generality of a statement or description is the fact that it is a general one, rather than a specific, detailed one. ⇒ That there are problems with this kind of definition is hardly surprising, given its level of generality. 3. quantifier [QUANT of n] If someone refers to the generality of a group of people, they mean the majority of that group. [formal] majority ⇒ When the generality of the electorate is doing badly, the mood will grow pessimistic.
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