Examples of generalization in a Sentence
He made several sweeping generalizations about women.
She was prone to generalization.
Recent Examples of generalization from the Web
Obviously, Johns Hopkins researchers need to throw out their preconceived prejudice and start over with people capable of looking at the lack of any evidence before making a sweeping generalization.
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GENERALIZATION Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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