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generalization

n.

1. the process of deriving a concept, judgment, principle, or theory from a limited number of specific cases and applying it more widely, often to an entire class of objects, events, or people. See inductive reasoning.

2. a judgment or principle derived and applied in this way.

3. in conditioning, see stimulus generalization. —generalize vb.

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