generalized generalized  /ˈdʒɛ nə rə ˌlaɪzd/


  • (adj) not biologically differentiated or adapted to a specific function or environment


  1. Some of this can get generalized to other adults too, as when a small child develops a crush on a teacher or seems to flirt with an aunt or uncle.
  2. What's more, the Democratic presidential race was beginning, and the candidates were under pressure to do more than express generalized disapproval of Bush.
  3. What it adds up to is a generalized sense of economic insecurity that has dimmed many Americans' optimism about their future.


  • U.S. says will review whether to suspend Ecuador's trade benefits

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was launching a review of whether to suspend trade benefits for Ecuador, hours after that country's foreign minister said it was renouncing them. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman told reporters the administration had accepted an industry petition to consider revoking Ecuador's benefits under the Generalized System of ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "Some politicians have played with the idea of boycotts," Rogge said. "As I speak today, however, there is no momentum for a generalized boycott."
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: Jacques Rogge Source: USA Today

  2. "The code you have proposed is inadequate in that it does no more than recite vague, lofty goals of generalized ethical behavior," Cuomo wrote Dallas Martin, president of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
    on May 19, 2007 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: Washington Post

  3. "We have been in direct contact throughout the night with the prime minister of Guinea-Bissau precisely to guarantee that the process does not slide into a situation of generalized conflict," Foreign Minister Luis Amado said on SIC television.
    on Mar 1, 2009 By: Luis Amado Source: Reuters

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