Generalization

Definition of Generalization

Gen`er`al`i`za´tion
n.1.
1.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 is only the apprehension of the one in the many.
- Sir W. Hamilton.
2.A general inference.

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Baconian method, a fortiori reasoning, a posteriori reasoning, a priori reasoning, abstraction, analysis, bromide, catholicity, cliche, commonplace, cosmopolitanism, deduction, deductive reasoning, ecumenicalism, ecumenicity, epagoge, general idea, generality, generalized proposition, glittering generality, globalism, globality, hackneyed expression, hypothesis and verification, inclusiveness, induction, inductive reasoning, inference, internationalism, lieu commun, locus communis, particularization, philosophical induction, platitude, sweeping statement, syllogism, syllogistic reasoning, synthesis, tired cliche, truism, universality, worldwideness
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