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Definition of Generality

Generality

  1. The state of being general; the quality of including species or particulars.
  2. That which is general; that which lacks specificalness, practicalness, or application; a general or vague statement or phrase.
  3. The main body; the bulk; the greatest part; as, the generality of a nation, or of mankind.

Generality Quotations

Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality.
Richard Courant

The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
Aristotle

The art of doing mathematics consists in finding that special case which contains all the germs of generality.
David Hilbert

As soon as there is language, generality has entered the scene.
Jacques Derrida

Even before string theory, especially as physics developed in the 20th century, it turned out that the equations that really work in describing nature with the most generality and the greatest simplicity are very elegant and subtle.
Edward Witten
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