undergeneralize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

under- +‎ generalize

Verb[edit]

undergeneralize (third-person singular simple present undergeneralizes, present participle undergeneralizing, simple past and past participle undergeneralized)

  1. To apply something with insufficient generality.
  2. (linguistics) To use a word or phrase to refer to a smaller set of entities than it properly describes.