from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or quality of being general.
- n. An observation or principle having general application; a generalization.
- n. An imprecise or vague statement or idea.
- n. The greater portion or number; the majority.
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- n. The quality of being general.
- n. A generalization.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being general; the quality of including species or particulars.
- n. That which is general; that which lacks specificalness, practicalness, or application; a general or vague statement or phrase.
- n. The main body; the bulk; the greatest part.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or condition of being general, in any of the senses of that word.
- n. Something that is general, as a general statement or principle; especially, a saying of a general and vague nature.
- n. The main body; the bulk; the greatest part; specifically, the majority of people; the multitude; the commons.
- n. Formerly, in France, a territorial division for the collection of taxes; a taxing district.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability
- n. an idea or conclusion having general application
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