1. [ noun ] (psychology) reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
Synonyms: induction generalisation inductive_reasoning
Related terms: reasoning colligation induce
2. [ noun ] an idea having general application
Synonyms: generalisation generality

"he spoke in broad generalities"

Related terms: idea principle generalize
3. [ noun ] (psychology) the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
Synonyms: abstraction generalisation
Related terms: theorization generalize
4. [ noun ] (psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus
Synonyms: stimulus_generalisation stimulus_generalization generalisation
Related terms: transfer irradiation psychology
5. [ noun ] (psychology,education) generalization of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation
Synonyms: carry-over transfer_of_training stimulus_generalisation stimulus_generalization transfer
Related terms: learning generalisation carry_over
Similar spelling:   generalisation