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v. gen·er·al·ized, gen·er·al·iz·ing, gen·er·al·iz·es
a. To reduce to a general form, class, or law.
b. To render indefinite or unspecific.
a. To infer from many particulars.
b. To draw inferences or a general conclusion from.
a. To make generally or universally applicable.
b. To popularize.
a. To form a concept inductively.
b. To form general notions or conclusions.
2. To deal in generalities; speak or write vaguely.
3. Medicine To spread through the body. Used of a usually localized disease.

gen′er·al·iz′a·ble adj.
gen′er·al·iz′er n.


(ˈdʒɛnrəˌlaɪzəbəl) or


able to be generalized
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