noun, plural gen·er·al·i·ties.
Examples from the Web for generality
The public should know how particular surveillance programs work, at least at a high level of generality.
THE generality of naturalists are of opinion that the perfume called civet, or musk, is furnished only by one species of animals.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VII (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
This, according to the generality of writers, is the only stain upon his character.Life of Sir William Wallace of Elderslie, Vol, II (of II)|John D. Carrick
But how froward, how hasty, how peevish, and self-resolved are the generality of professors at this day!The Heavenly Footman|John Bunyan
Cherries and the generality of plums succeed very well either on an east or a west aspect.
One has the generality of a primary law, though it is proved only by Agreement, namely, 'All gravitating bodies are inert'.Logic|Carveth Read
British Dictionary definitions for generality
noun plural -ties
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.