• WordNet 3.6
    • v generalize become systemic and spread throughout the body "this kind of infection generalizes throughout the immune system"
    • v generalize cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use "They popularized coffee in Washington State","Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"
    • v generalize draw from specific cases for more general cases
    • v generalize speak or write in generalities
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The lifespan of a rhinoceros is generally 50 years
    • generalize To apply to other genera or classes; to use with a more extensive application; to extend so as to include all special cases; to make universal in application, as a formula or rule. "When a fact is generalized , our discontent is quited, and we consider the generality itself as tantamount to an explanation."
    • generalize To bring under a genus or under genera; to view in relation to a genus or to genera. "Copernicus generalized the celestial motions by merely referring them to the moon's motion. Newton generalized them still more by referring this last to the motion of a stone through the air."
    • generalize To derive or deduce (a general conception, or a general principle) from particulars. "A mere conclusion generalized from a great multitude of facts."
    • v. i Generalize To form into a genus; to view objects in their relations to a genus or class; to take general or comprehensive views.
    • generalize To speak in generalities; to talk in abstract terms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Fires onland generally move faster uphill than downhill
    • generalize To render general; make more general; bring under a general description or notion; treat or apply generically.
    • generalize To infer inductively, as a general rule from a particular case or set of facts.
    • generalize In mathematics, to modify, as a proposition, so as to obtain a wider proposition from which the former can be immediately deduced. See generalization, 3
    • generalize To recognize that two or more objects have a common character; to form a general notion.
    • generalize To reason inductively, from particular cases to general rules comprehending those cases.
    • generalize Also spelled generalise.
    • generalize In painting, to render large and typical characteristics rather than details.
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  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “Crime generally punishes itself.”
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    “How inimitably graceful children are in general before they learn to dance!”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “Our friends are generally ready to do everything for us, except the very thing we wish them to do.”
  • George Eliot
    “To have in general but little feeling, seems to be the only security against feeling too much on any particular occasion.”
  • Joseph De Maistre
    “Man in general, if reduced to himself, is too wicked to be free.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. généraliser,


In literature:

The proposition respecting a general action was decidedly negatived.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3 (of 5)" by John Marshall
In command of this army of invasion was General McDowell, held to be the most scientific general in the North.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
I had with me at that time General Hattingh, General Wessel Wessels, and General Michal Prinsloo.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
The rest of the day he was either in the warehouse, or carried messages, and generally did such odd jobs as were required.
"With Kitchener in the Soudan" by G. A. Henty
The General signed the order and instructed the Director-General to go ahead.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
The American inquired where the general might be found.
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
General Mahone's brigades hastily called, rushed into position, and a general Confederate charge was ordered.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
The evening of that day, General Joffre issued orders for a general attack all along the line.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
Among the former was general Meincke, and among the latter prince Henry and general Seydelitz.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
He passes as a fighting general; they pass as writing generals.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
Wolfe Murray, the Chief of the Imperial General Staff, was then called in, also Archie Murray, Inspector of Home Forces, and Braithwaite.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
When General Laughter or General Notice do anything, all the press of the country have got hold of them.
"Captain Jinks, Hero" by Ernest Crosby
In 1816 he was appointed general superintendent at Gotha, where he remained until his death in 1848.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Carvajal, who was then at the head of the Juarez military government, offered the post of Adjutant-General of Mexico to General Custer.
"Tenting on the Plains" by Elizabeth B. Custer
General Dwight now commands Sherman's division, and Colonel Clark, of the Sixth Michigan, takes General Dow's place in our brigade.
"Diary of an Enlisted Man" by Lawrence Van Alstyne
With him were his two great generals, Stonewall Jackson and Longstreet.
"Brave Deeds of Union Soldiers" by Samuel Scoville
They then appealed to the Constituent Assembly for a general law on associations and combinations.
"Syndicalism in France" by Louis Levine
General Townshend's was the most loyal of armies in adversity.
"The Secrets of a Kuttite" by Edward O. Mousley
General Cartaux asked how they were going to get the red-hot shot over to the guns.
"Military Career of Napoleon the Great" by Montgomery B. Gibbs
These facts were apparent to General Jackson, as well as to General Gaines and the slaveholders of Georgia.
"The Exiles of Florida" by Joshua R. Giddings

In poetry:

The stealing tear-drop stagnates in the eye,
The sudden sigh by friendship's bosom proved,
I mark them rise—I mark the general sigh!
Unhappy youth! and wert thou so beloved?
"Elegy Occasioned" by Henry Kirke White
What general who could assuage
The poisonous serpent's bite,
Assisted Turnus 'gainst his foe
Eneas ? but alas ! laid low,
Not long did he the battle wage,
Or triumph in the light.
"Enigma XV." by Elizabeth Hitchener
But there are those who love to sit and trace
Between all these some shy retiring light,
For such, they know, shed through the veil of space
The general halo that adorns the night.
"On Receiving A Privately Printed Volume Of Poems From A Friend" by Thomas Buchanan Read
Be hate that fruit or love that fruit,
It forwards the general deed of man,
And each of the Many helps to recruit
The life of the race by a general plan;
Each living his own, to boot.
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning
"Yet in thy turn, thou frowning Preacher, hear;
Are not these general maxims too severe?
Say, cannot power secure its owner's bliss?
Are victors bless'd with fame, or kings with ease?"
"Solomon on the Vanity of the World, A Poem. In Three Books. - Power. Book III." by Matthew Prior
And is this the ground Washington trod?
And these waters I listlessly daily cross, are these the waters he
As resolute in defeat, as other generals in their proudest
"The Centerarian's Story" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 10:45 pm by Jonathan Feigen in General, Houston Rockets, Rockets.
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The 5% of the participants who had highly affectionate mothers reported being about 14% less anxious and 9% less generally distressed than their peers.
Congregations used to be a blend of political affiliations , but that's generally not the case anymore.
Posted on September 20, 2012 at 11:15 pm by John McClain in General.
Rhode Island Democrats won big on Tuesday, including General Assembly races.
But for Mr Porter, as for the Left generally, those who are not affluent are not merely "less affluent ," they are "less fortunate.
Attorney general wants Bruce found in contempt.
The state Attorney General's Office on Friday warned in court papers it will seek contempt sanctions next week against Colorado Springs tax activist Douglas Bruce.
Speaking to a packed room before the start of PLMA's General Session, Tim Simmons, PLMA's vice president of communications, said he had big news: For the first time, attendees could post their General Session questions on Twitter.
A spokesman for the Texas Attorney General's office said the agency generally does not comment on pending opinion requests.
The Annual Fall RV and Camper Show at GENERAL RV in Birch Run 98 KCQ will be live at General RV from 12 Noon until 2 p.m.
General revenue receipts increase in Sept. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After a disappointing revenue report in August, state finance officials are reporting collections to the state's general revenue fund returned to positive territory in September.
Fewer El Pasoans were registered to vote and fewer cast ballots in this year's general election compared to the 2008 general election, statistics show.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Dates: July 1-3, 1863 Generals: Union General: George G Meade Confederate General: Robert E Lee.

In science:

Definition 4.14. ([LT05]) Let the compact Lie group G with Lie algebra g act on a manifold M. A generalized moment map for an invariant H-twisted generalized K ¨ahler structure (J1, J2) is a generalized moment map for the generalized complex structure J1.
Generalized geometry, equivariant $\bar{\partial}\partial$-lemma, and torus actions
Note that [LT05] proposes a general method of constructing non-trivial explicit examples of generalized K ¨ahler structures as the generalized K ¨ahler quotient of the vector space Cn.
Generalized geometry, equivariant $\bar{\partial}\partial$-lemma, and torus actions
Nevertheless, the above results allow us to identify regions where the generalized kernel functional agrees with a generalized function or is even guaranteed to be a G∞ -regular generalized function.
Generalized Oscillatory Integrals and Fourier Integral Operators
A partially ordered (generalized) pattern (POP) is a generalized pattern some of whose letters are incomparable, an extension of generalized permutation patterns introduced by Babson and Steingr´ımsson.
Partially ordered patterns and compositions
We find that the deformations are classified by the first cohomology group of a Lie algebroid canonically associated to the generalized calibrated cycle, seen as a generalized complex submanifold with respect to the integrable generalized complex structure of the bulk.
Deformations of calibrated D-branes in flux generalized complex manifolds
It is generalized calibrated with respect to Re ˆΨ1 if it wraps a generalized complex cycle with respect to the integrable generalized complex structure corresponding to ˆΨ2 and additionally the top form in PΣ [Im ˆΨ1 ] ∧ eF vanishes on the cycle.
Deformations of calibrated D-branes in flux generalized complex manifolds
Furthermore, we say that two generalized cycles (Σ, F ) and (Σ′ , F ′) are in the same generalized homology class if there exists a generalized submanifold ( ˜Σ, ˜F ) such that ∂ ˜Σ = Σ′ − Σ with PΣ [ ˜F ] = F and PΣ′ [ ˜F ] = F ′ .
Deformations of calibrated D-branes in flux generalized complex manifolds
The generalized current associated to a generalized cycle allows us to give the following alternative characterization of the generalized tangent bundle.
Deformations of calibrated D-branes in flux generalized complex manifolds
As discussed in a general infinitesimal deformation of a generalized cycle (Σ, F ) is described by sections of the generalized normal bund le defined as N(Σ,F ) ≡ M )|Σ/T(Σ,F ) .
Deformations of calibrated D-branes in flux generalized complex manifolds
However, in the study of the moduli space of generalized calibrations, one must also consider another equivalence relation between different generalized cycles , which naturally preserves the generalized holomorphicity of the generalized complex cycles.
Deformations of calibrated D-branes in flux generalized complex manifolds
N constitute the basic ingredients of the generalized motif cell, upon which a generalized screw operation S (α, h) and a generalized N -fold rotation operation CN can be established.
A lattice dynamical treatment for the total potential energy of single-walled carbon nanotubes and its applications: relaxed equilibrium structure, elastic properties, and vibrational modes of ultra-narrow tubes
In view of a result of Lin and Tolman in generalized complex cases, we introduce in this paper the notion of a generalized moment map for a compact Lie group action on a generalized Calabi-Yau manifold and construct a reduced generalized Calabi-Yau structure on the reduced space.
Reduction of generalized Calabi-Yau structures
In , they introduced a notion of generalized moment maps for a compact Lie group action on a generalized complex manifold by generalizing the notion of moment maps for a compact Lie group action on a symplectic manifold.
Reduction of generalized Calabi-Yau structures
In the present paper, we apply the definition of a generalized moment map to a compact Lie group action on a generalized Calabi-Yau manifold, and construct a generalized Calabi-Yau structure on the reduced space.
Reduction of generalized Calabi-Yau structures
In Section 3 we define the notion of generalized moment maps for a Lie group action on a generalized Calabi-Yau manifold, and construct a generalized Calabi-Yau structure on the reduced space.
Reduction of generalized Calabi-Yau structures