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  Definition of Generalization
  1. (psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus
  2. reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
  3. the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
  4. an idea having general application; "he spoke in broad generalities"
Similar Words: generalisation, stimulus generalization, stimulus generalisation, induction, inductive reasoning, abstraction, generality

 

Hyponyms: irradiation, principle, rule

 

Derivational Morphology: generalize, generalise, extrapolate, infer, induce, abstract

 

 
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