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Synonyms for generalization



Synonyms for generalization

reasoning from detailed facts to general principles

an idea or conclusion having general application

the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances

(psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus

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Generalization is always a new influx of the divinity into the mind.
Levin was confirmed in this generalization by observing that his brother did not take questions affecting the public welfare or the question of the immortality of the soul a bit more to heart than he did chess problems, or the ingenious construction of a new machine.
This was an airy generalization drawn from the particular case of Captain MacWhirr's honesty, which, in itself, had the heavy obviousness of a lump of clay.
He had merely skimmed over the surface of things, observing detached phenomena, accumulating fragments of facts, making superficial little generalizations - and all and everything quite unrelated in a capricious and disorderly world of whim and chance.
He saved himself, however, after the sane and conservative manner of his kind, by labelling his generalizations as "tentative.
So he lumped one box thereafter, and so well did he study the art of shirking that he wrote a special chapter on it, with the last several paragraphs devoted to tentative generalizations.
As against the professedly exact laws of physics, such empirical generalizations have the advantage that they deal with observable phenomena.
Science starts, therefore, from generalizations of the form, "A is usually followed by B.
Generalization can be unfair in many ways in different areas: Just take the average opinion poll results concerning what people thought about Arkansans before Bill Clinton became US president -- an uneducated hillbilly image.
The aim of this project is to test whether categorization as basic perceptual process links anxiety and interoception via generalization and perceptual decision strategies.
Patterns of stimulus generalization vary with experience.
In Gomez's new work, she and he team are examining how young children can recognize instances similar, but not identical, to something they have learned and apply it to a new situation - so-called generalization.
The current study investigated the effects of a repeated reading intervention on the oral reading fluency (ORF) and comprehension on generalization passages for eight, first-grade students with reading risk.
Many National Mapping Agencies (NMAs) have introduced or are introducing automated generalization to improve parts of their map production lines.