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Adjective: generalised  'je-nu-ru,lIzd
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: generalized)
  1. (biology) not biologically differentiated or adapted to a specific function or environment
    "the hedgehog is a primitive and generalised mammal";
    - generalized
Verb: generalise  'je-nu-ru,lIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: generalize)
  1. Speak or write in generalities
    - generalize
  2. Draw from specific cases for more general cases
    - generalize, extrapolate, infer
  3. Cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use
    "They generalised coffee in Washington State";
    - popularize, popularise [Brit], vulgarize, vulgarise [Brit], generalize
  4. Become systemic and spread throughout the body
    "this kind of infection generalises throughout the immune system";
    - generalize

See also: unspecialised [Brit], unspecialized

Type of: broadcast, circularise [Brit], circularize, circulate, conclude, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, mouth, pass around, propagate, reason, reason out, speak, spread, talk, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize

Encyclopedia: Generalised