generality generality  /ˌdʒɛ nə ˈræ lə ti/


  1. (n) an idea or conclusion having general application
  2. (n) the quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability



  1. If we achieve the same result in each of several replications, we then gain confidence that we may be witnessing a predictable generality based upon a law of nature.
  2. Expressed at this level of generality, Gardner's theory is one with which few people could disagree.
  3. The budget resolution is written at a high-level generality, and what it needs to do is take that bottom line, which is what it did.



  1. In his letter to the teams, Mosley said: "In particular (though without limiting the generality of this request) the FIA wishes to receive copies of any electronic communications (howsoever conveyed or stored) which may be relevant to this case and...
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Max Mosley Source: France24

  2. "A lot of people have labelled me a snitch," Lamo says. "I guess I deserve that on this one but not as a generality: I'm contacted on a daily basis by all kinds of people who confess to all kinds of federal crimes. I have never once turned...
    on Jun 7, 2010 By: Adrian Lamo Source:

  3. "I would be very, very confident, I have not read this (amendment), but I'm confident, in real generality ...... that I can support him," Reid told reporters.
    on Mar 1, 2007 By: Harry Reid Source: Washington Post

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