Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛn.ər.əˌlaɪz/ Explain

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 a generalization of the case.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, generalize. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 84. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Generalize. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC.

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