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Noun: generalization  ,je-nu-ru-lu'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,je-nu-ru-lI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. Reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
    - generalisation [Brit], induction, inductive reasoning
  2. An idea or conclusion having general application
    "he spoke in broad generalizations";
    - generalisation [Brit], generality
  3. The process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
    - abstraction, generalisation [Brit]
  4. (psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus
    - generalisation [Brit], stimulus generalization, stimulus generalisation [Brit]

Derived forms: generalizations

Type of: carry-over, colligation, idea, theorisation [Brit], theorization, thought, transfer, transfer of training

Encyclopedia: Generalization