generalization

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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.
  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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