Definition of Generality

1. Noun. An idea or conclusion having general application. "He spoke in broad generalities"

Exact synonyms: Generalisation, Generalization
Generic synonyms: Idea, Thought
Specialized synonyms: Principle, Rule
Derivative terms: Generalise, General, General, Generalize

2. Noun. The quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability.
Generic synonyms: Quality
Specialized synonyms: Commonality, Commonness, Pervasiveness, Prevalence, Catholicity, Universality, Totality
Attributes: General, Specific
Derivative terms: General, General, General
Antonyms: Particularity

Definition of Generality

1. n. The state of being general; the quality of including species or particulars.

Definition of Generality

1. Noun. The quality of being general. ¹

2. Noun. A generalization. ¹

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Definition of Generality

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Generality

generalised small bowel disease
generalised tetanus
generalised tonic-clonic epilepsy
generalised tonic-clonic seizure
generalised vaccinia
generality (current term)
generalized anxiety disorder
generalized continuum hypothesis
generalized epilepsy
generalized seizure

Literary usage of Generality

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1. A History of Greek Mathematics by Thomas Little Heath (1921)
"Great generality of treatment from the bet/inning. So far from being a braggart and taking ... This characteristic generality appears at the very outset. ..."

2. A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life: Adapted to the State and Condition by William Law (1739)
"... why the generality of men live in this notorious vice, ... why the generality even of the better fort of people live fo contrary to ..."

3. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume (1890)
"One antithesis is certainly maintained throughout generality always ... Thus generality, as a relation between any one of a multitude of single (not ..."

4. A First Book of Jurisprudence for Students of the Common Law by Frederick Pollock (1896)
"They seem capable of being reduced to generality, Equality, and Certainty. ... to generality, the rule of justice is a rule for citizens as such. ..."

5. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau (1875)
"Tin's must be the most methodical way, tor this order of generality or ... Inorganic physics must, in accordance with our rule , , of generality and the ..."

6. Works of Thomas Hill Green by Thomas Hill Green, Richard Lewis Nettleship (1894)
"One antithesis is certainly maintained throughout generality these passages—that ... invents' generality. Real existence, however, is ascribed (a) to things ..."

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