What does generalized mean?

Definitions for generalized

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word generalized.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. generalized, generalisedadjective

    not biologically differentiated or adapted to a specific function or environment

    "the hedgehog is a primitive and generalized mammal"


  1. generalizedadjective

    Made more general, less specialized.

    The generalized formula applies to all cases, the specialized one only works on simple problems.


  1. generalized

    Generalized refers to a concept, statement, idea, or condition that is applicable or relevant to a wide range or variety of cases, items, or situations rather than a single, specific one. It typically conveys a broad or overall view or understanding, rather than a detailed or specialized focus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Generalized

    of Generalize

  2. Generalizedadjective

    comprising structural characters which are separated in more specialized forms; synthetic; as, a generalized type


  1. Generalized

    primitive: containing in combination characters that are separated and specialized in other forms.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce generalized?

How to say generalized in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of generalized in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of generalized in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of generalized in a Sentence

  1. Pravene Nath:

    The bottom line is that there is no singular approach that works in a highly generalized way, preferences even for an individual elderly patient and associated family caregiver change over time based on numerous factors.

  2. Chris Christie:

    It depends upon the circumstances. That is what eminent domain is all about, that's why we have the ability for people to go to court and work through that, i can't give a generalized answer on that. A generalized answer is just sophomoric and I won't give one.

  3. Bob Woodson:

    We must unite to confront theevil.What we're witnessing at Smithis that the school stereotyped -- they took the actions of a few Whites and assumed this was generalized to the wholepopulation and then punished them.

  4. The IMF:

    A sharper slowdown in China than currently projected could have strong international spillovers through trade, commodity prices, and confidence, and lead to a more generalized slowdown in the global economy, especially if it further curtailed expectations of future income.

  5. Arthur Messaud:

    An experiment without any goals is a joke, we're putting the cat among the pigeons by allowing the generalized monitoring of the Internet for everything and anything.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for generalized

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for generalized »


Find a translation for the generalized definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"generalized." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 16 Jul 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/generalized>.

Discuss these generalized definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for generalized? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    an embarrassing mistake
    A gloat
    B flub
    C huff
    D aberrate

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for generalized: