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Noun generalization has 4 senses
- abstraction, generalization, generalisation - the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
--1 is a kind of theorization, theorisation
- generalization, generalisation, induction, inductive reasoning - reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
--2 is a kind of colligation
- generalization, generalisation, generality - an idea having general application; "he spoke in broad generalities"
--3 is a kind of idea, thought
--3 has particulars: principle, rule
- 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