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Definition 1: the quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability - [noun denoting attribute]

(generality is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of generality ) sharing of common attributes

(... is a kind of generality ) the quality of filling or spreading throughout

"the pervasiveness of the odor of cabbage in tenement hallways"

(... is a kind of generality ) the quality of prevailing generally; being widespread

"he was surprised by the prevalence of optimism about the future"

(... is a kind of generality ) the quality of being universal; existing everywhere

(... is a kind of generality ) the quality of being complete and indiscriminate

"the totality of war and its consequences" "the all-embracing totality of the state"

(... are attributes of generality) applying to all or most members of a category or group

"the general public" "general assistance" "a general rule" "in general terms" "comprehensible to the general reader"

(... are attributes of generality) (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique

"rules with specific application" "demands specific to the job" "a specific and detailed account of the accident"

Definition 2: an idea or conclusion having general application - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where generality or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he spoke in broad generalities

Synonyms for generality in the sense of this definition

(generality is a kind of ...) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

"it was not a good idea" "the thought never entered my mind"

(... is a kind of generality ) a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct

"their principles of composition characterized all their works"

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