[jen-er-uh-lahyz] /ˈdʒɛn ər əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), generalized, generalizing.
to infer (a principle, trend, etc.) from particular facts, statistics, or the like.
to infer or form (a principle, opinion, conclusion, etc.) from only a few facts, examples, or the like.
to give a rather than a specific or special character or form to.
to make ; bring into use or knowledge.
verb (used without object), generalized, generalizing.
to form principles, opinions, etc.
to deal, think, or speak in .
to make inferences.
to form (general principles or conclusions) from (detailed facts, experience, etc); infer
(intransitive) to think or speak in generalities, esp in a prejudiced way
(transitive; usually passive) to cause to become widely used or known
(intransitive) (of a disease)
1751, probably a new formation from general (adj.) + -ize. Middle English had generalisen (early 15c.). Related: Generalizable; generalized; generalizing.
generalize gen·er·al·ize (jěn’ər-ə-līz’)
v. gen·er·al·ized, gen·er·al·iz·ing, gen·er·al·iz·es
[jen-er-uh-list] /ˈdʒɛn ər ə lɪst/ noun 1. a person whose knowledge, aptitudes, and skills are applied to a field as a whole or to a variety of different fields (opposed to ). /ˈdʒɛnərəlɪst; ˈdʒɛnrə-/ noun 1. 2. (ecology) an organism able to utilize many food sources and therefore able to flourish in many habitats Compare […]
[jen-uh-ral-i-tee] /ˌdʒɛn əˈræl ɪ ti/ noun, plural generalities. 1. an indefinite, unspecific, or undetailed statement: to speak in generalities about human rights. 2. a principle, rule, or law. 3. the greater part or majority: the generality of people. 4. the state or quality of being . /ˌdʒɛnəˈrælɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. a principle or observation […]
[jen-er-uh-lahyz] /ˈdʒɛn ər əˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), generalized, generalizing. 1. to infer (a principle, trend, etc.) from particular facts, statistics, or the like. 2. to infer or form (a principle, opinion, conclusion, etc.) from only a few facts, examples, or the like. 3. to give a rather than a specific or special character or […]
[jen-er-uh-luh-zey-shuh n] /ˌdʒɛn ər ə ləˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of generalizing. 2. a result of this process; a general statement, idea, or principle. 3. Logic. 4. Psychology. /ˌdʒɛnrəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun 1. a principle, theory, etc, with general application 2. the act or an instance of generalizing 3. (psychol) the evoking of a […]