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generality

noun [C usually plural, U] uk   /ˌdʒen.əˈræl.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/

generality noun [C usually plural, U] (NO DETAILS)

an occasion when what someone says contains no details, and often very little meaning, or a statement of this type: We need to get away from generalities and focus on the issues.

generality noun [C usually plural, U] (MOST)

the generality [S] formal most: For the generality of young people, university is not an option.
Translations of “generality”
in Chinese (Traditional) 概括, 概括的表述, 籠統的談論…
in Chinese (Simplified) 概括, 概括的表述, 笼统的谈论…
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