American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. the quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability
- n. an idea or conclusion having general application
“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.”
“Put another way, generality is a way of mentally guarding against your own subjectivity.”
“The argument for moving to a higher level of generality is often framed in terms of an ad hominem rather than a real argument.”
“Whether my generality is true is determined by how effectively it matches my perceptions of reality.”
“Seriously, a brave post and I agree that your generality is what makes your blog good.”
“You hide in generality like war is nether good or bad.”
“Not specifically, but in generality, as I prayed that the names of the dead were unfamiliar.”
“But both accounts suggest how the very terms needed to enunciate that singularity are shadowed by a certain generality, such that the voice is in some sense always more than that of a particular I, that is,”
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