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generalisation

 
Noun generalisation has 4 senses
  1. generalization, generalisation, generality - an idea having general application; "he spoke in broad generalities"
    --1 is a kind of idea, thought
    --1 has particulars: principle, rule
    Derived form: verb generalise1
  2. abstraction, generalization, generalisation - the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
    --2 is a kind of theorization, theorisation
    Derived form: verb generalise2
  3. generalization, generalisation, induction, inductive reasoning - reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
    --3 is a kind of colligation
  4. generalization, generalisation, stimulus generalization, stimulus generalisation - (psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus
    --4 is a kind of transfer, transfer of training, carry-over
    --4 has particulars: irradiation
    Derived form: verb generalise2
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