generalise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v generalise become systemic and spread throughout the body "this kind of infection generalizes throughout the immune system"
    • v generalise 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 generalise draw from specific cases for more general cases
    • v generalise speak or write in generalities
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Generalise to include under a general term: to infer (the nature of a class) from one or a few instances
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. generalisgenus.

Usage

In literature:

There may, indeed, be exceptions, but the remark cannot be generalised.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Such theories prove only that man is a generalising and rationalising animal.
"Milton" by Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
Beyond this, he was a man of superior mind, with strong comprehensive and generalising faculties.
"Fire Prevention and Fire Extinction" by James Braidwood
There are, of course, many exceptions to such a generalisation as this.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
These observations exhibit, in their loftiest generalisation, the two counter doctrines on the subject of perception.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
It affords opportunities for generalisation, which is the salt of conversation.
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
He would run away from his own individual case, and generalise widely about some future time.
"The Fixed Period" by Anthony Trollope
A generalisation of this remark gives us the first axioms of all government.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
I find generalisations bald and misleading, and politics are a generalisation of events.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Astronomy generalises the results of the other sciences.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
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In poetry:

if he succeeded, why, the Generalised Life
would become impossible, the monolith
of State be broken and prevented
the co-operation of avengers.
"In Memory of Sigmund Freud " by W H Auden

In news:

The Quantified Constraint Satisfaction Problem (QCSP) is a generalisation of the classical CSP in which some of variables can be universally quantified.
Role of concurrency in generalised HIV epidemics.
1 Thompson Pj, Gibb Wrg, Cole P. Generalised allergic reactions to aminophylline.
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In science:

The generalisations of this approach to 3-spin models and models with bond-disorder such as the Viana-Bray model were also discussed.
Metastable configurations of spin models on random graphs
Seen as a whole, it can be therefore considered as their common generalisation and perhaps the calculus of conditionals.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
Kitaev, Multi-Avoidance of generalised patterns, to appear. [Kn] D.E.
restricted 1-3-2 permutations and generalized patterns
The purpose of the present paper is to generalise the recipe of to Einstein-Maxwell theory in order to calculate the Noether quasilocal conserved quantities, still remaining in the general case of spacetime regions with non-orthogonal boundaries.
The First Law of Isolated Horizons via Noether Theorem
This definition generalises to all natural theories the analysis originally given by Regge and Teitelboim for the ADM Hamiltonian with asymptotically flat solutions and gives the physically expected results for all the conserved quantities of the theory.
The First Law of Isolated Horizons via Noether Theorem
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