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The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Generalization \Gen`er*al*i*za"tion\, n. [Cf. F. g['e]n['e]ralisation.] The act or process of generalizing; the act of bringing individuals or particulars under a genus or class; deduction of a general principle from particulars. Generalization ...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1761, "act of generalizing," from generalize + -ation . Meaning "a general inference" is from 1794.

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances [syn: abstraction , generalisation ] reasoning from detailed facts to general principles [syn: generalisation , induction , inductive reasoning ] an idea having ...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. (standard spelling of from=American spelling from2=Oxford British spelling lang=en generalisation)

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
The following article titles contain the word generalization or generalizations: Derivative (generalizations) , fundamental construction of differential calculus Universal generalization , a rule in predicate logic Generalization error , in machine learning, ...

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES sweeping statement/generalization ▪ He prefers a complicated sentence to a sweeping statement. ▪ Of course, this is usually so, but I am having little niggling doubts about such a sweeping statement. ▪ This is a sweeping ...

Usage examples of generalization.

And how beautifully Montaigne combines the generalization with the anecdote, the homily with the autobiographical reminiscence!

You are aware, since you sent her, that Carol Endermann spent the last weekend in Centennial advising me of your gratification that the work was going so well and of your disappointment that I was sending you too few scintillating quotes and summary generalizations.

Greg proved many of the generalizations about science nerds, but the city was damned lucky to have someone this smart.

Molly Grue grumbled some savage generalization about wizards as a class, but the men shouted with quick delight, throwing one another into the air.

The past lived in her memory as a bright, changeful dream, varying from one pleasure to another, with an ever-shifting background of fair, foreign towns and cities, Kursaals, palaces, salons, gardens, mountains, and lakes, and quiet green nooks of country--all, as it seemed to her, with the power of generalization that seizes on the most salient points, and takes them as types of the whole, shining in sunlight that never clouded, under clear blue skies that never darkened.

Orientalist generalizations, we find ourselves having to consider the process of lexicographical and institutional consolidation peculiar to Orientalism.

I have extracted from the seamless web of the life of my chicks, pecking or avoiding beads, shaking their heads or backing away, peeping and twittering, are abstract generalizations that I have drawn from many hundreds of thousands of individual acts by individual birds that I have observed.

It is easy to call these changes by the name allotropism, but not the less do they confound our hasty generalizations.

Generalizations which respectively affirm that all the angles of a triangle are equal to two right angles, or that the square of the hypothenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides, rest upon an entirely different basis of proof from those upon which the Generalizations rest which respectively assert that water is composed of certain chemical constituents combined in certain proportions, or that the nerves are the instruments of sensation and of motion.

Orient, power that dwelt in the new, scientifically advanced techniques of philology and of anthropological generalization.

The complexity is quantified by a number called the dimension of the strange attractor, which is a natural generalization of the ordinary concept of dimension.

According to this view, with adequate information it would be possible to trace the mental process in virtue of which arise such expectations of futurity, and to discover the methods of their gradual modification and eventual supersession by generalizations founded on experience more accurate and extensive.

I have extracted from the seamless web of the life of my chicks, pecking or avoiding beads, shaking their heads or backing away, peeping and twittering, are abstract generalizations that I have drawn from many hundreds of thousands of individual acts by individual birds that I have observed.

The Euclidean space of N dimension, is a natural generalization of the 2-dimensional Euclidean plane, where the square of the total distance between two points is the sum of the squares of their separation in each of the N dimensions.

The libs paint with labels and broad generalizations, hoping to color our opinions of each other.