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generalism

(ˈdʒɛnərəˌlɪzəm)
n
the practice of studying many different things rather than specializing in one subject
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Phylogeny of beak and feather disease virus in cockatoos demonstrates host generalism and multiple-variant infections within Psittaciformes.
Megachile lanata's generalism may allow this non-native bee to compete with other native bees, particularly in the Megachile genus, partially explaining its northward expansion in Florida.
Like any other area of expertise, this requires focused and disciplined study, not a casual generalism; but it also requires an interdisciplinary disposition.
The third shift is a change in educational philosophy towards generalism. Deeply embedded in the traditional curriculum common to most medical schools is the domination of specialism.
He said that generalism in media relations is no longer in order to be able to pass a message to individuals.
Battisti, "Range of species occupancy, disturbance and generalism: Applying hemeroby metrics to common breeding birds from a regional Atlas," Vie et Milieu--Life and Environment, vol.
One corollary of this editorial focus on clusters of related keywords is that overall breadth of topic coverage is affected--gone, for instance, are many of the conceptual outliers on the New Keywords smorgasbord: Celebrity, Copy, Fashion, Fetish, etc.--although whether this abandonment of generalism should be considered detrimental to the project is likely to depend heavily on the political priorities of the reader.
Due to dietary generalism, the diets of the Harbor Seal populations in the northern CCLME are likely much more diverse and cross-regional than has been presented in individual papers that have focused on Harbor Seal diets in this region.
Medical schools need to incorporate a primary care approach in students' curricula, early on, emphasizing generalism, and providing opportunities for rural and ambulatory practice.