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generalise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v generalise become systemic and spread throughout the body "this kind of infection generalizes throughout the immune system"
    • v generalise cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use "They popularized coffee in Washington State","Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"
    • v generalise draw from specific cases for more general cases
    • v generalise speak or write in generalities
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Generalise to include under a general term: to infer (the nature of a class) from one or a few instances
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. generalisgenus.

Usage

In literature:

There may, indeed, be exceptions, but the remark cannot be generalised.
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Such theories prove only that man is a generalising and rationalising animal.
"Milton" by Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
Beyond this, he was a man of superior mind, with strong comprehensive and generalising faculties.
"Fire Prevention and Fire Extinction" by James Braidwood
There are, of course, many exceptions to such a generalisation as this.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
These observations exhibit, in their loftiest generalisation, the two counter doctrines on the subject of perception.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
It affords opportunities for generalisation, which is the salt of conversation.
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
He would run away from his own individual case, and generalise widely about some future time.
"The Fixed Period" by Anthony Trollope
A generalisation of this remark gives us the first axioms of all government.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
I find generalisations bald and misleading, and politics are a generalisation of events.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Astronomy generalises the results of the other sciences.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
But he has met with exceptions to this generalisation.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
But the generalisation cannot stop here.
"The Philosophy of the Conditioned" by H. L. Mansel
I have never been able to generalise.
"Beside Still Waters" by Arthur Christopher Benson
An impatient temper leads us to generalise too hastily from the case of the individual to that of the country.
"Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2)" by Sir Leslie Stephen
India is a land where generalisations are deceptive.
"Lotus Buds" by Amy Carmichael
We must examine the cases on which we propose to found a generalisation and ask ourselves.
"Introduction to the Study of History" by Charles V. Langlois
And this, like other metaphysical assumptions, is an illegitimate generalisation from experience.
"History of Modern Philosophy" by Alfred William Benn
In which case, it is another of the anomalies which warn us off hasty generalisations.
"The African Colony" by John Buchan
It depends so very much on the circumstances of the moment that it is very difficult to generalise.
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
He was the Lord of Individuality: all my tendency, if developed, would have been a generalising one.
"The Life of Mazzini" by Bolton King
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In poetry:

if he succeeded, why, the Generalised Life
would become impossible, the monolith
of State be broken and prevented
the co-operation of avengers.
"In Memory of Sigmund Freud " by W H Auden

In news:

The Quantified Constraint Satisfaction Problem (QCSP) is a generalisation of the classical CSP in which some of variables can be universally quantified.
Role of concurrency in generalised HIV epidemics.
1 Thompson Pj, Gibb Wrg, Cole P. Generalised allergic reactions to aminophylline.
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In science:

The generalisations of this approach to 3-spin models and models with bond-disorder such as the Viana-Bray model were also discussed.
Metastable configurations of spin models on random graphs
Seen as a whole, it can be therefore considered as their common generalisation and perhaps the calculus of conditionals.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
Kitaev, Multi-Avoidance of generalised patterns, to appear. [Kn] D.E.
restricted 1-3-2 permutations and generalized patterns
The purpose of the present paper is to generalise the recipe of to Einstein-Maxwell theory in order to calculate the Noether quasilocal conserved quantities, still remaining in the general case of spacetime regions with non-orthogonal boundaries.
The First Law of Isolated Horizons via Noether Theorem
This definition generalises to all natural theories the analysis originally given by Regge and Teitelboim for the ADM Hamiltonian with asymptotically flat solutions and gives the physically expected results for all the conserved quantities of the theory.
The First Law of Isolated Horizons via Noether Theorem
Consider the quenched random system defined by the action NXi=1 Z hi (r)Φi (r)d2r SP is a non-random CFT; Φi (r) is a set of primary fields (assumed to be scalars – we can generalise to vector couplings).
The Stress Tensor in Quenched Random Systems
Remark: This result can be easily generalised to any lattice with periodically alternating horizontal directions (for every finite period).
Random walks on randomly oriented lattices
These results are consistent with the recent work of Berkolaiko, who suggested describing the distribution P2 (r) by the generalised extreme value distribution .
Random unistochastic matrices
A Groebner basis of an ideal can be thought of as a generalisation of the gcd.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
Groebner basis theory generalises these ideas to multivariate polynomials which are neither Euclidean rings nor PIDs.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
It is essentially again a generalisation of the usual long division that we perform on univariate polynomials.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
Actually, what plays an important rˆole is the theorem (1) of but this theorem is properly generalised by Liu to include random number of variables d.
Random walks in random environment on trees and multiplicative chaos
Like with deterministic automata being a case of more general non-deterministic automata, the latter can be reasonably generalised even further.
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
Initial state assignment (a) can be generalised by allowing a set of possible initial states Q0, rather than a single initial state q0 .
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
It happens that such generalisation does not increase expressive power: all three kinds of string tree automata recognise the same class of languages, as will be shown in Section 5.4.
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
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