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generalization

noun

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an idea or statement about all of the members of a group or all the instances of a situation
  • the generalization that children who like violent entertainment grow up to be violent criminals

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The first known use of generalization was in 1761

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“Generalization.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/generalization. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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