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3 definitions found
 for generally
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Generally \Gen"er*al*ly\, adv.
     1. In general; commonly; extensively, though not universally;
        most frequently.
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     2. In a general way, or in general relation; in the main;
        upon the whole; comprehensively.
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              Generally speaking, they live very quietly.
                                                    --Addison.
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     3. Collectively; as a whole; without omissions. [Obs.]
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              I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered unto
              thee.                                 --2 Sam. xvii.
                                                    ll.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  generally
      adv 1: usually; as a rule; "by and large it doesn't rain much
             here" [syn: by and large, generally, more often than
             not, mostly]
      2: without distinction of one from others; "he is interested in
         snakes in general" [syn: generally, in general, in the
         main] [ant: specifically]
      3: without regard to specific details or exceptions; "he
         interprets the law broadly" [syn: broadly, loosely,
         broadly speaking, generally] [ant: narrowly]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "generally":
     about, all in all, all things considered, altogether,
     approximately, approximatively, as a rule, as a whole,
     as an approximation, as per usual, as things go, as usual,
     at large, broadly, broadly speaking, by and large, chiefly,
     commonly, conventionally, customarily, generally speaking,
     habitually, in general, in round numbers, in the main,
     indecisively, indefinably, indefinitely, indeterminably,
     indistinctly, largely, loosely, mainly, more or less, most often,
     mostly, naturally, normally, normatively, obscurely, on balance,
     on the average, on the whole, ordinarily, overall, practically,
     predominantly, prescriptively, prevailingly, primarily,
     principally, regularly, roughly, roughly speaking, roundly,
     routinely, say, speaking generally, superficially, to be expected,
     typically, usually, vaguely
  
  

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