Simple Definition of generalization
: a general statement : a statement about a group of people or things that is based on only a few people or things in that group
: the act or process of forming opinions that are based on a small amount of information
Examples of generalization in a sentence
He made several sweeping generalizations about women.
She was prone to generalization.
First Known Use of generalization
Rhymes with generalization
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GENERALIZATION Defined for Kids
Definition of generalization for Students
1 : the act of forming conclusions from a small amount of information
2 : a general statement : a conclusion based on only a small number of items or instances
Medical Definition of generalization
1: the action or process of becoming widespread or diffuse <secondary generalization of a partial seizure>
2: the act or process whereby a learned response is made to a stimulus similar to but not identical with the conditioned stimulus
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