Meaning of GENERALIZED in English

Note: in BRIT, also use 'generalised'


Generalized means involving many different things, rather than one or two specific things.

...a generalised discussion about admirable singers.

...generalised feelings of inadequacy.

= general

? specific

ADJ: usu ADJ n


You use ~ to describe medical conditions or problems which affect the whole of someone’s body, or the whole of a part of their body. (MEDICAL)

She experienced an increase in ~ aches and pains.

...generalised muscle disorders.

ADJ: usu ADJ n

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