generally generally  /ˈdʒɛ nə rə li/


  1. (adv) usually; as a rule
  2. (adv) without distinction of one from others
  3. (adv) without regard to specific details or exceptions


  1. We generally think that having more access is better, as long as you're not a child or overly offended.
  2. It's also generally recognized that the pain of a migraine headache is caused by dilated blood vessels in the brain.
  3. The morning shows of the networks, by contrast, more closely resembled the media generally in tone.


  1. JReport 12 Now Available: In-Memory Visual Analysis, Support for Cloud Storage and Big Data

    Jinfonet Software, the leading provider in embedded visualization and reporting solutions, announces that JReport 12 is now generally available. This release features Visual Analysis, which together with ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Got Severance? Supreme Court May Have To Decide This One

    For purposes of income-tax withholding and Social Security (FICA), wages generally include all remuneration for employment. But what if your employer pays you severance when you leave? Severance pay is common, but is it for performing services?
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Differences between the sexes stretches to fitness formulas

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - When it comes to fitness, experts say men generally want to be bulkier and women want to be trimmer and everyone wants to do what they are good at. That's why as more women tackle brawny boot camps and men seek flexible peace on the yoga mat, crossing traditional gender lines, intelligently, can be a good idea. "Women want to lose body fat, men want ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "I had 24-hour security for the eight years that I was mayor. They followed me everyplace I went. It was because there were, you know, threats, threats that I don't generally talk about. Some have become public recently; most of them haven't. And...
    on Nov 28, 2007 By: Rudy Giuliani Source: FOXNews

  2. "He said that fiscal stimulus is certainly needed and that he would be generally supportive of the Congress and the president enacting such a stimulus," Schumer said. "He said that while he wasn't going to endorse a specific plan, if an...
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Charles Schumer Source: Reuters

  3. Mr Obama added: "It was an exception . . . I think we got carried away a little bit. Generally what makes them so charming is the fact that they're not spending a lot of time worrying about TV cameras or politics and we want to keep it that way. I...
    on Jul 9, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Times Online

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