generalization

noun gen·er·al·i·za·tion \ ˌjen-rə-lə-ˈzā-shən , ˌje-nə- \

Definition of generalization

1 :the act or process of generalizing
2 :a general statement, law, principle, or proposition
  • made broad generalizations about women
3 :the act or process whereby a learned response is made to a stimulus similar to but not identical with the conditioned stimulus

Examples of generalization in a Sentence

  1. He made several sweeping generalizations about women.

  2. She was prone to generalization.

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Origin and Etymology of generalization


GENERALIZATION Defined for English Language Learners

generalization

noun

Definition of generalization for English Language Learners

  • : 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


GENERALIZATION Defined for Kids

generalization

noun gen·er·al·iza·tion \ ˌje-nə-rə-lə-ˈzā-shən \

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 Dictionary

generalization

noun gen·er·al·iza·tion
variants: or British generalisation play \ˌjen-(ə-)rə-lə-ˈzā-shən\

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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