Meaning of GENERALIZATION in English

GENERALIZATION

gen ‧ e ‧ ral ‧ i ‧ za ‧ tion BrE AmE ( also generalisation British English ) /ˌdʒen ə rəlaɪˈzeɪʃ ə n $ -lə-/ noun

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ generalization , ↑ general , ↑ generalist , ↑ generality ; adjective : ↑ general , ↑ generalist , ↑ generalized ; verb : ↑ generalize ; adverb : ↑ generally ]

1 . [countable] a statement about all the members of a group that may be true in some or many situations but is not true in every case:

You can’t make generalizations about what men and women are like.

broad/sweeping/gross generalization

a sweeping generalization based on speculation

2 . [uncountable] the act of making generalizations

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.