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

Derived forms: generalisations

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

Encyclopedia: Generalisation