Meaning of GENERALIZATION in English

GENERALIZATION

ˌjen(ə)rələ̇ˈzāshən, -ˌlīˈz-, rapid ˌjenər(ˌ)l- noun

( -s )

1. : the act or action of generalizing

2. : the result of the process of generalizing: as

a. : a general concept, idea, or notion

b. : a general inference or proposition : a quantified statement

3. : the act or process whereby response is made to a stimulus similar to but not identical with a reference stimulus

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