Definition of generalization in English:

generalization

Syllabification: gen·er·al·i·za·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌjenərəliˈzāSHən
 
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noun

  • 1A general statement or concept obtained by inference from specific cases: he was making sweeping generalizations
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    • Participation is far too diverse a concept to permit easy generalizations.
    • It just amazed him how people form such absurd generalizations out of specific instances.
    • But it does not, so I will press on with the sweeping generalizations.
  • 1.1The action of generalizing: such anecdotes cannot be a basis for generalization
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    • Thus, the transfer of training that was found could not be attributable to generalization on the basis of stimulus similarity.
    • But they may still serve a basis for some generalisation when the issue of ‘partnership’ is brought into question.
    • Again, I think the absolute basis of all prejudice is ignorance and generalization.

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