generality

[jen-uh-ral-i-tee]
noun, plural generalities.
1.
an indefinite, unspecific, or undetailed statement: to speak in generalities about human rights.
2.
a general principle, rule, or law.
3.
the greater part or majority: the generality of people.
4.
the state or quality of being general.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English generalite < Latin generālitās. See general, -ity


1. truism, cliché, platitude, banality.
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generality (ˌdʒɛnəˈrælɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  a principle or observation having general application, esp when imprecise or unable to be proved
2.  the state or quality of being general
3.  archaic the majority

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Example sentences
Changing your diet based on some test or generality can be a dangerous thing to
  do.
Instead, teach generality and essential social skills.
Any percentage based results would be subject to countless qualifiers and
  specificities negating their inherent generality.
Body size evolution in insular vertebrates: generality of the island rule.
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