generalization (Amer.) gen脗路er脗路al脗路i脗路za脗路tion || 芒鈧脢鈥檈n脡鈩脡鈩脡鈩'ze脡陋脢茠n /-la脡陋'z- n. act of generalizing; general statement or conclusion; (Psychology) act of reacting to a new stimulus as to a similar stimulus (also generalisation)

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  • Generalization 鈥 is a foundational element of logic and human reasoning. Generalization posits the existence of a domain or set of elements, as well as one or more common characteristics shared by those elements. As such, it is the essential basis of all valid… 鈥   Wikipedia

  • Generalization 鈥 Gen er*al*i*za tion, n. [Cf. F. g[ e]n[ e]ralisation.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of generalizing; the act of bringing individuals or particulars under a genus or class; deduction of a general principle from particulars. [1913 Webster]… 鈥   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • generalization 鈥 I noun appraisal, assumption, attitude, broad statement, conclusion, estimate, estimation, general statement, generality, guide, hypothesis, illation, imprecise statement, inexact statement, inference, observation, postulate, postulation, premise 鈥   Law dictionary

  • generalization 鈥 1761, 胁袀褮act of generalizing,胁袀褱 from GENERALIZE (Cf. generalize) + ATION (Cf. ation). Meaning 胁袀褮a general inference胁袀褱 is from 1794 鈥   Etymology dictionary

  • generalization 鈥 [jen蝿蓹r 蓹 li z膩鈥瞫h蓹n, jen蝿r蓹l iz膩鈥瞫h蓹n] n. 1. the act or process of generalizing 2. a general idea, statement, etc. resulting from this; inference applied generally 鈥   English World dictionary

  • generalization 鈥 n. 1) to make a generalization 2) a broad, sweeping; valid generalization 3) a generalization about 4) a generalization that + clause (it is a valid generalization that exercise promotes good health) * * * [藢d蕭en(蓹)r蓹la瑟 ze瑟蕛(蓹)n] sweeping valid… 鈥   Combinatory dictionary

  • generalization 鈥 /jen euhr euh leuh zay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of generalizing. 2. a result of this process; a general statement, idea, or principle. 3. Logic. a. a proposition asserting something to be true either of all members of a certain class or… 鈥   Universalium

  • generalization 鈥 (BrE also isation) noun ADJECTIVE 鈻 broad, gross (esp. AmE), hasty, sweeping 鈻 abstract, vague 鈻 useful 鈥   Collocations dictionary

  • generalization 鈥 gen|e|ral|i|za|tion also generalisation BrE [藢d蕭en蓹r蓹la谋藞ze谋蕛蓹n US l蓹 ] n 1.) a statement about all the members of a group that may be true in some or many situations but is not true in every case 鈻 You can t make generalizations about what men… 鈥   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • generalization 鈥 [[t]胜e瘫nr蓹la瑟ze蜔瑟蕛(蓹)n[/t]] generalizations N VAR A generalization is a statement that seems to be true in most situations or for most people, but that may not be completely true in all cases. He is making sweeping generalisations to get his… 鈥   English dictionary

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