generally

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English generally, generalliche, equivalent to general +‎ -ly.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɛn.ɹə.liː/, IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɛn.ə.ɹə.li/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɛn.ɚ.li/, IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɛn.ɚ.ə.li/
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AdverbEdit

generally (comparative more generally, superlative most generally)

  1. Popularly or widely.
    It is generally known that the Earth is round.
  2. As a rule; usually.
    I generally have a walk in the afternoon.
  3. Without reference to specific details.
    Generally speaking …
  4. (obsolete) Collectively; as a whole; without omissions.

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