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Meaning of "generalize" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GENERALIZE

generalize  [ˈdʒɛnrəˌlaɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GENERALIZE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Generalize is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb generalize in English.

WHAT DOES GENERALIZE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Generalization

A generalization (or generalisation) of a concept is an extension of the concept to less-specific criteria. It is a foundational element of logic and human reasoning. Generalizations posit the existence of a domain or set of elements, as well as one or more common characteristics shared by those elements. As such, they are the essential basis of all valid deductive inferences. The process of verification is necessary to determine whether a generalization holds true for any given situation. The concept of generalization has broad application in many related disciplines, sometimes having a specialized context or meaning. Of any two related concepts, such as A and B, A is a "generalization" of B, and B is a special case of A, if and only if ▪ every instance of concept B is also an instance of concept A; and ▪ there are instances of concept A which are not instances of concept B. For instance, animal is a generalization of bird because every bird is an animal, and there are animals which are not birds (dogs, for instance). (See also: Specialisation (biology)).

Definition of generalize in the English dictionary

The first definition of generalize in the dictionary is to form from ; infer. Other definition of generalize is to think or speak in generalities, esp in a prejudiced way. Generalize is also to cause to become widely used or known.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GENERALIZE

PRESENT

Present
I generalize
you generalize
he/she/it generalizes
we generalize
you generalize
they generalize
Present continuous
I am generalizing
you are generalizing
he/she/it is generalizing
we are generalizing
you are generalizing
they are generalizing
Present perfect
I have generalized
you have generalized
he/she/it has generalized
we have generalized
you have generalized
they have generalized
Present perfect continuous
I have been generalizing
you have been generalizing
he/she/it has been generalizing
we have been generalizing
you have been generalizing
they have been generalizing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I generalized
you generalized
he/she/it generalized
we generalized
you generalized
they generalized
Past continuous
I was generalizing
you were generalizing
he/she/it was generalizing
we were generalizing
you were generalizing
they were generalizing
Past perfect
I had generalized
you had generalized
he/she/it had generalized
we had generalized
you had generalized
they had generalized
Past perfect continuous
I had been generalizing
you had been generalizing
he/she/it had been generalizing
we had been generalizing
you had been generalizing
they had been generalizing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will generalize
you will generalize
he/she/it will generalize
we will generalize
you will generalize
they will generalize
Future continuous
I will be generalizing
you will be generalizing
he/she/it will be generalizing
we will be generalizing
you will be generalizing
they will be generalizing
Future perfect
I will have generalized
you will have generalized
he/she/it will have generalized
we will have generalized
you will have generalized
they will have generalized
Future perfect continuous
I will have been generalizing
you will have been generalizing
he/she/it will have been generalizing
we will have been generalizing
you will have been generalizing
they will have been generalizing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would generalize
you would generalize
he/she/it would generalize
we would generalize
you would generalize
they would generalize
Conditional continuous
I would be generalizing
you would be generalizing
he/she/it would be generalizing
we would be generalizing
you would be generalizing
they would be generalizing
Conditional perfect
I would have generalize
you would have generalize
he/she/it would have generalize
we would have generalize
you would have generalize
they would have generalize
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been generalizing
you would have been generalizing
he/she/it would have been generalizing
we would have been generalizing
you would have been generalizing
they would have been generalizing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you generalize
we let´s generalize
you generalize
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to generalize
Past participle
generalized
Present Participle
generalizing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GENERALIZE


centralize
ˈsɛntrəˌlaɪz
decentralize
diːˈsɛntrəˌlaɪz
demineralize
diːˈmɪnərəˌlaɪz
demoralize
dɪˈmɒrəˌlaɪz
federalise
ˈfɛdərəˌlaɪz
federalize
ˈfɛdərəˌlaɪz
hydrolyse
ˈhaɪdrəˌlaɪz
hydrolyze
ˈhaɪdrəˌlaɪz
liberalize
ˈlɪbərəˌlaɪz
mineralize
ˈmɪnərəˌlaɪz
moralize
ˈmɒrəˌlaɪz
naturalize
ˈnætʃrəˌlaɪz
neutralize
ˈnjuːtrəˌlaɪz
overgeneralize
ˌəʊvəˈdʒenrəˌlaɪz
paralyse
ˈpærəˌlaɪz
pluralise
ˈplʊərəˌlaɪz
pluralize
ˈplʊərəˌlaɪz
remineralize
riːˈmɪnərəˌlaɪz
supernaturalize
ˌsuːpəˈnætʃərəˌlaɪz
unnaturalize
ʌnˈnætʃərəˌlaɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GENERALIZE

general-purpose
generalate
generalcy
generalia
generalisable
generalise
generaliser
generalism
generalissimo
generalist
generalities
generality
generalizable
generalization
generalized
generalized other
generalizer
generally
generalness
generalship

WORDS THAT END LIKE GENERALIZE

Belize
capitalize
contextualize
crystalize
decriminalize
finalize
immortalize
initialize
legalize
localize
marginalize
materialize
nationalize
normalize
personalize
realize
revitalize
socialize
specialize
vandalize
visualize

Synonyms and antonyms of generalize in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «generalize» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GENERALIZE

Find out the translation of generalize to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of generalize from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «generalize» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

概括
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

generalizar
570 millions of speakers

English

generalize
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सामान्यीकरण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُعَمِّمُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

обобщать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

generalizar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাধারণের আয়ত্ত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

généraliser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Umumkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verallgemeinern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

法則化する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

일반화하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Umumake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khái quát hóa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பொதுமைப்படுத்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सामान्यीकरण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

genellemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

generalizzare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uogólnić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

узагальнювати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a generaliza
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γενικεύω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

veralgemeen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

generalisera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

generalisere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of generalize

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GENERALIZE»

The term «generalize» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.700 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GENERALIZE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about generalize

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10 QUOTES WITH «GENERALIZE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word generalize.
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Margot Asquith
It is always dangerous to generalize, but the American people, while infinitely generous, are a hard and strong race and, but for the few cemeteries I have seen, I am inclined to think they never die.
2
William Blake
To generalize is to be an idiot.
3
Matt Bomer
I don't know anybody who walks through life all the time in the doldrums, constantly serious and morose. But that's become what we generalize as drama.
4
Sabrina Bryan
I know it's bad to generalize, but when you think about billionaires, you just think this guy is going to walk into a room and just demand things to be a certain way.
5
Henry Louis Gates
All historians generalize from particulars. And often, if you look at a historian's footnotes, the number of examples of specific cases is very, very small.
6
Margaret Hamburg
I don't want to over generalize, but I believe that women are typically drawn to leadership styles that focus on consensus building, effective listening and working in teams. That's certainly been my leadership style, and I think it's been very successful.
7
Cole Hauser
I definitely don't generalize and put everybody in the same cup of water.
8
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.
9
Ezra Koenig
I don't like to generalize but I've had nothing but bad experiences with Mexican food in Europe.
10
Howard Rheingold
I want to be very careful about judging and how much to generalize about the use of media being pathological. For some people, it's a temptation and a pathology; for others, it's a lifeline.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GENERALIZE»

Discover the use of generalize in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to generalize and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Thinking About Equations: A Practical Guide for Developing ...
The previous example problems illustrate several techniques that are used to generalize equations. When would they be applied in practice? Perhaps, the most common motivation to generalize is pragmatic: an equation is not general enough ...
Matt A. Bernstein, William A. Friedman, 2011
2
Observing Children in Their Natural Worlds: A Methodological ...
These con ditions are not usually present in those situations in the situations to which we want to generalize (see Table 10.13). Problems with generalizability inevitably interact with, or are influenced by, the populations to which we wish to  ...
Anthony D. Pellegrini, Frank Symons, John Hoch, 2014
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For instance, consider a clause processor called generalize that replaces each occurrence of the object ′(f x) [which is the internal representation of the term f.x) ] in a clause with a new free variable. Note that although generalize manipulates  ...
4
Metarepresentations: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
We must presuppose the capacity to generalize, but all animals generalize. Moreover, connectionist models of generalization offer an account of how a system might generalize without any antecedent representations of universals, not even ...
Dan Sperber, 2000
5
The Art of Empirical Investigation
A good principle is that you should generalize from your data if you can reasonably regard them as a fair sample of the universe to which you want to generalize. Everything that we know about bias in samples therefore comes to bear upon the ...
Julian Lincoln Simon, 2003
6
Rethinking Risk Assessment : The MacArthur Study of Mental ...
The instrument has impressive validity in predicting violence among people with these attributes. Does that validity, however, generalize—at least, does it generalize as impressively—when the instrument is used to assess the violence risk of ...
Psychology John Monahan Henry and Grace Doherty Professor of Law, and Legal Medicine University of Virginia, Henry J. Steadman President Policy Research Associates, Eric Silver Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology Pennsylvania State University, 2001
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Creativity, Giftedness, and Talent Development in Mathematics
This validates the hypothesis that there exists a relationship between mathematical giftedness, problem-solving ability, and the ability to generalize. This paper describes the problem-solving experiences of the mathematically gifted students, ...
Bharath Sriraman, 2008
8
Metarepresentations : A Multidisciplinary Perspective: A ...
We must presuppose the capacity to generalize, but all animals generalize. Moreover, connectionist models of generalization offer an account of how a system might generalize without any antecedent representations of universals, not even ...
Paris Dan Sperber Senior Research Professor of Philosophy CNRS, 2000
9
Design of Experiments: A No-Name Approach
Then the experimenter has two choices: to use application specific knowledge ( knowledge about engines, dynamometers, and driving conditions) to generalize the results or to work with the statistician to design an experiment to verify that the  ...
Thomas Lorenzen, Virgil Anderson, 1993
10
Radial Basis Function Networks 1: Recent Developments in ...
3.3. New. Theory. -. a. Brain-Like. Learning. System. Must. Make. an. Explicit. Attempt. to. Generalize. Learning of rules from examples involves generalization. Generalization implies the ability ...
Robert J. Howlett, L. C. Jain, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GENERALIZE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term generalize is used in the context of the following news items.
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Do 'Food Deserts' Cause Unhealthy Eating? - WSJ
The food environment matters in different ways in different places, so we have to be careful not to generalize or make assumptions. But it does ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
Securing Oil And Gas Installations Is Our Collective Responsibility |
He said 'the media and some writers tend to generalize threats often giving them a label of 'terrorism' which is misleading and obscures the ... «Leadership Newspapers, Jul 15»
3
Rural rodeos upstage Calgary Stampede - The Bismarck Tribune
I generalize, but this is what you tend to find: seriously Christian, intensely patriotic, grounded in the best rural values of decency, discipline, ... «Bismarck Tribune, Jul 15»
4
Kelly: Mastering the art of the generalization
But what Trump does not say is how unusual that case is. Yes, some illegal immigrants commit violent crimes. But to generalize about an entire ... «NorthJersey.com, Jul 15»
5
A Lancet Breakthrough: Publishing About Faith and Health …
Generalize at your peril. The second article addresses controversial issues, where religious teachings and beliefs and modern health practices ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
6
How to use Natural Language search in OS X 10.11
Spotlight is pretty good at figuring out what you want to know, even if you only include partial information or generalize your terms. For example ... «Digital Trends, Jul 15»
7
Letters: End stalemate on gun violence
We don't consider every German a Nazi and Americans go gaga for the English royals who sold slaves. Let's not generalize all people. «South Bend Tribune, Jul 15»
8
Sirisena Isolated:New Yahapalanaya Front emerges to … - The Island
Most political societies, to generalize Marx's writing in 19th century France, are accustomed to circumstances that enable "grotesque mediocrity ... «The Island.lk, Jul 15»
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Why China's market crash won't mean global chaos - Fortune
In the same sense, it would be wrong to generalize on the basis of this vulnerable 12% of the urban population. Indeed, there is an important ... «Fortune, Jul 15»
10
Alabama trooper whose bullet sparked Selma-to-Montgomery march …
“You cannot generalize. I certainly don't support what Mr. Trump said. He's a candidate for president. You know he supported us in my ... «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jul 15»

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