Part of speech: noun

The act of generalizing; a general inference; an induction.

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Usage examples "generalization":

  1. One more generalization borrowed from one of our Chinese friends here, and I'm done. - "Letters from China and Japan", John Dewey Alice Chipman Dewey.
  2. His opinion of what is right in the great complicated environment out of sight is more likely to be wrong than right if it is a generalization from the experience of the individual shop. - "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann.
  3. These hasty concealments were in general quite futile, for it is a fairly accurate generalization that, in the open, game will see you before you see it. - "The Killer", Stewart Edward White.