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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gen·er·al·ly /ˈʤɛnrəli, ˈʤɛnə, ˈʤɛnɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: usually; as a rule; "by and large it doesn't rain much here"
             [syn: by and large, more often than not, mostly]
      2: without distinction of one from others; "he is interested in
         snakes in general" [syn: 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] [ant: narrowly]