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