Definition of generalized
: made general; especially : not highly differentiated biologically nor strictly adapted to a particular environment
Examples of generalized in a Sentence
The patient has been experiencing generalized pain.
Recent Examples of generalized from the Web
In the 1980s, statisticians pioneered a technique called a generalized additive model (GAM).
Each person met with a psychologist for diagnostic interviews to screen for psychological disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, phobias and depression.
Chronic Lyme disease is a diagnosis that some health-care providers use to describe patients with a variety of symptoms such as fatigue, generalized pain, and neurological symptoms.
Chronic Lyme, on the other hand, is used by some doctors to tie together a hodgepodge of nonspecific symptoms, including fatigue, generalized pain, and neurological disorders.
When our food was ready, the mixed signals and generalized weirdness continued.
Some people think (a generalized cover) would ruin the street, but so what?
Granted, there’s some logic to this strategy, as creating an aura of generalized scandal around Trump seems to have successfully hampered his ability to staff the federal government and pursue anything resembling a coherent governing agenda.
Symptoms of non-celiac gluten sensitivity can include digestive symptoms such as pain and bloating in the abdomen, diarrhea or constipation, or more generalized symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, brain fog, depression, joint pain and skin rashes.
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First Known Use of generalized
GENERALIZED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of generalized for English Language Learners
: not specific : not limited to a particular area, part, etc.
Medical Definition of generalized
1a: spread or extended throughout the body : affecting many parts of the body generalized paralysis generalized aches and painsb: affecting or involving all of a single part or region of the body generalized back pain generalized mouth soreness
2: not highly differentiated biologically nor strictly adapted to a particular environment a primitive generalized mammal
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