Origin of generality
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Examples from the Web for generality
The public should know how particular surveillance programs work, at least at a high level of generality.The Secret FISA Court Must Go
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Now, the fact is, I am a very bad painter, but not much worse than the generality.Little Dorrit
And too much encouraged, I doubt, my dear, by the generality of our sex!Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
Generality important in the subject, particularity in the predicate.information.Modern Painters Volume I (of V)
Like the generality of his countrymen, he looked much older than he was.
Do you positively think her so much superior to the generality of women?The Politician Out-Witted
- a principle or observation having general application, esp when imprecise or unable to be proved
- the state or quality of being general
- archaic the majority
Word Origin and History for generality
c.1400, from Old French generalité, from Latin generalitatem (nominative generalitas) "generality," from generalis (see general (adj.)). Related: Generalities. Form generalty is attested from late 14c.