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generally

[jen-er-uh-lee] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə li/
adverb
1.
usually; commonly; ordinarily:
He generally comes home at noon.
2.
with respect to the larger part; for the most part:
a generally accurate interpretation of the facts.
3.
without reference to or disregarding particular persons, things, situations, etc., that may be an exception:
generally speaking.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see general, -ly
Synonyms
1. See often.
Antonyms
1. seldom.
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Examples for generally
  • First, it brings attention to the toilet market, not generally a closely watched industry.
  • People generally resent the idea that somebody else should pay less than they have had to do.
  • Belugas generally live together in small groups known as pods.
  • P problems are generally easy for a computer to solve.
  • Moths generally fly at night and lie low during the day.
  • Unlike horticultural oil, it generally doesn't scald foliage.
  • generally there is large cancellation, but averaged globally, it is the radiative cooling effect of clouds that dominates.
  • The commodities markets were generally quiet yesterday.
  • Those with private health care are generally happy with their plan.
  • Water is withdrawn but is generally replaced or recharged when rainwater from the surface percolates downward.
British Dictionary definitions for generally

generally

/ˈdʒɛnrəlɪ/
adverb
1.
usually; as a rule
2.
commonly or widely
3.
without reference to specific details or facts; broadly
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Word Origin and History for generally
adv.

"including everyone; in a general way, without reference to particulars," mid-14c., from general (adj.) + -ly (2).

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