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generalization

noun

1 generalization

Reasoning from detailed facts to general principles.

synonyms: generalisation, induction, inductive reasoning.

Roget 476: reasoning ratiocination rationalism; dialectics, induction, generalization.    discussion, comment; ventilation; inquiry etc. 461.    argumentation, controversy, debate; ... show more

Polish: generalizacja, uog├│lnienie

2 generalization

An idea or conclusion having general application.

synonyms: generalisation, generality.

Roget 78: generality, generalization; universality; catholicity, catholicism; miscellany, miscellaneousness; dragnet; common run; worldwideness.    everyone, everybody; all hands, all the world and his wife; ... show more

Polish: generalia, fundamentalia

3 generalization

The process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances.

synonyms: abstraction, generalisation.

Dutch: generalisatie, inductie
Polish: abstrakcja, abstrakt

4 generalization

psychology Transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus.

synonyms: generalisation, stimulus generalisation, stimulus generalization.


Moby thesaurus: Baconian method, a fortiori reasoning, a posteriori reasoning, a priori reasoning, abstraction, analysis, bromide, catholicity, cliche, commonplace, cosmopolitanism, deduction, deductive reasoning, ecumenicalism, ecumenicity, epagoge, general idea, generality, generalized proposition, glittering generality ... show more.

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