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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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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.
Science starts, therefore, from generalizations of the form, "A is usually followed by B.
The special task of the pseudo-classical period was to order, to systematize, and to name; its favorite methods were, analysis and generalization.
Thus in a succession of characters Plato represents the successive stages of morality, beginning with the Athenian gentleman of the olden time, who is followed by the practical man of that day regulating his life by proverbs and saws; to him succeeds the wild generalization of the Sophists, and lastly come the young disciples of the great teacher, who know the sophistical arguments but will not be convinced by them, and desire to go deeper into the nature of things.
The result of to-day, which haunts the mind and cannot be escaped, will presently be abridged into a word, and the principle that seemed to explain nature will itself be included as one example of a bolder generalization.
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.
In addition, the authors make interesting c orrections to various generalizations and mistakes often raised by the media and on the streets when describing Palestinians and Israelis.
One would think that university professors would know better than to use sexist generalizations like the ones that appeared in the article "Are Your Vendors Stealing From You?
Searching for generalizations in business marketing negotiations.
MARK: Yes, my grandmother always said: "Never make generalizations.
In this way, then, we can explain generalizations such as plural endings without having to assume innate syntactic categories.
Worcester intends his case study of sermon literature to cause us to rethink many generalizations about the role of bishops and the content of preaching in French Catholic reform.
This double movement of incorporation and differentiation is in keeping with a general tendency in Gillick's work to accommodate both sweeping generalizations and fine detail.