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generalisation Meaning, Definition & Usage

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