Associations to the word «Generalization»

Wiktionary

GENERALIZATION, noun. American spelling and Oxford British spelling standard spelling of generalisation.

Dictionary definition

GENERALIZATION, noun. Reasoning from detailed facts to general principles.
GENERALIZATION, noun. An idea or conclusion having general application; "he spoke in broad generalities".
GENERALIZATION, noun. The process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances.
GENERALIZATION, noun. (psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats