1. [ noun ] (psychology) reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
Synonyms: generalization induction inductive_reasoning
Related terms: reasoning colligation induce
2. [ noun ] (psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus
Synonyms: stimulus_generalisation stimulus_generalization generalization
Related terms: transfer irradiation psychology
3. [ noun ] (psychology) the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
Synonyms: abstraction generalization
Related terms: theorization generalize
4. [ noun ] an idea having general application
Synonyms: generalization generality

"he spoke in broad generalities"

Related terms: idea principle generalize
Similar spelling:   generalization