Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛn ər əˌlaɪz/ ?

To generalize is to take specific results and apply them to a larger class of objects. A generalization is the result of generalizing. The phrase 'in general' is used to state that a generalization of the case.


  1. generalize. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08).

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Generalize. 2009-11-12. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC.


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2008-06-07: Corrected spelling (McAdams, David.)
2007-07-14: Initial version (McAdams, David.)

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