Definitions for "generalize"
Involves a reduction of detail, either by resampling to a larger cell size (as a Raster operation) or reducing the number of points (as a Vector operation).
A reduction of detail through resampling to larger spacing or a reduction in the number of points or vertices in a line.
1. Reduce the number of points, or vertices, used to represent a line. 2. Increase the cell size and resample data in a raster format GIS.
To derive or deduce (a general conception, or a general principle) from particulars.
To speak in generalities; to talk in abstract terms.
to formulate general principles or inferences from particulars.
To bring under a genus or under genera; to view in relation to a genus or to genera.
To form into a genus; to view objects in their relations to a genus or class; to take general or comprehensive views.
cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use; "They popularized coffee in Washington State"; "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"
To apply specific learning more broadly, in a variety of contexts
Keywords:  formula, cases, draw, extensive, extend
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.
draw from specific cases for more general cases
Keywords:  immune, spread, kind, infection, body
become systemic and spread throughout the body; "this kind of infection generalizes throughout the immune system"