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generalize

GEN'ERALIZE, v.t. To extend from particulars or species to genera, or to whole kinds or classes; to make general, or common to a number.

Copernicus generalized the celestial motions, by merely referring them to the moon's motion. Newton generalized them still more, by referring this last to the motion of a stone through the air.

1. To reduce to a genus.



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GEN'ERALIZE, v.t. To extend from particulars or species to genera, or to whole kinds or classes; to make general, or common to a number.

Copernicus generalized the celestial motions, by merely referring them to the moon's motion. Newton generalized them still more, by referring this last to the motion of a stone through the air.

1. To reduce to a genus.

GENER-AL-IZE, v.t.

  1. To extend from particulars or species to genera, or to whole kinds or classes; to make general, or common to a number. Copernicus generalized the celestial motions, by merely referring them to the moon's motion. Newton generalized them still more, by referring this last to the motion of a stone through the air. Nicholson.
  2. To reduce to a genus. Reid.

Gen"er*al*ize
  1. To bring under a genus or under genera; to view in relation to a genus or to genera.

    Copernicus generalized the celestial motions by merely referring them to the moon's motion. Newton generalized them still more by referring this last to the motion of a stone through the air. W. Nicholson.

  2. To form into a genus; to view objects in their relations to a genus or class; to take general or comprehensive views.
  3. To apply to other genera or classes; to use with a more extensive application; to extend so as to include all special cases; to make universal in application, as a formula or rule.

    When a fact is generalized, our discontent is quited, and we consider the generality itself as tantamount to an explanation. Sir W. Hamilton.

  4. To derive or deduce (a general conception, or a general principle) from particulars.

    A mere conclusion generalized from a great multitude of facts. Coleridge.

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Generalize

GEN'ERALIZE, verb transitive To extend from particulars or species to genera, or to whole kinds or classes; to make general, or common to a number.

Copernicus generalized the celestial motions, by merely referring them to the moon's motion. Newton generalized them still more, by referring this last to the motion of a stone through the air.

1. To reduce to a genus.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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elusive

ELU'SIVE, a. Practicing elusion; using arts to escape.

Elusive of the bridal day, she gives

Fond hopes to all, and all with hopes deceives.

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