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general +‎ -ization


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generalization (countable and uncountable, plural generalizations)

  1. The formulation of general concepts from specific instances by abstracting common properties.
    Synonyms: universalization; see also Thesaurus:generalization
    Antonyms: specialization; see also Thesaurus:specialization
  2. Inductive reasoning from detailed facts to general principles.
  3. An oversimplified or exaggerated conception, opinion, or image of the members of a group.
  4. (mathematics) A proof, axiom, problem, or definition which includes another's cases, and also some additional cases.
    A hypersphere is a generalization of a sphere across more than three dimensions.

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