A species that can live in many different habitats and can feed on a number of different organisms. For example, shore crabs on the Pacific coast live in a wide of variety of habitats, such as mud, sand and rock, and feed on everything from the algae growing on rocks to invertebrates to detritus.
A species that tolerates a broad range of environmental conditions; a generalist has a broad ecological niche.
an essence with a broad-reaching effect and a wide range of action
a person who knows less and less about more and more until pretty soon he knows nothing about everything
(jen' list) A species that is able to exploit a variety of resources such as diverse prey items or habitats.
An agent with broad knowledge of a range of technologies or subject areas. Many first-level support agents are generalists.
A species that uses a variety of habitat types, for example, forest generalists use a variety of forest habitats (i.e. coniferous, deciduous, mixed, open, etc.)
A species that will eat or prey on a wide variety of food resources. (See specialist)
Organism which can survive under a wide variety of conditions, and does not specialize to live under any particular set of circumstances.