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noun as in generality

noun as in induction

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That’s a risky generalization, but Steele and his colleagues point to some other hints in the literature to suggest that this may be a common occurrence.

That assumption was based on several generalizations about the inner solar system’s evolution.

While it’s human nature and good data science to find and define patterns in a heap of customer data, too much categorization results in broad generalizations that may overlook important behaviors and perspectives.

There are likely many more impressive examples of generalization and creativity within the rest of the animal kingdom—of which we are of course a part.

He calls his scheme the “double simplex” representation, because the left-handed and right-handed particles of nature each form a simplex — a generalization of a triangle.

Glassdoor is comfortable making generalization about firms based on a sample size of 20 reviews.

This is not just a psychological generalization, but a kind of existential point.

I had some people come up to me after and talk to me—‘Oh, I disagreed with that,’ ‘I thought that was a generalization.’

Quite frankly, your generalization (one of many) that no 15-year-old is capable of writing as I did is false.

“It makes me so sad when people say print is dead because it's such an unfair generalization of where things are,” he said.

The number of cases in E. Mitior is too limited to warrant further generalization.

It will not do to lay great emphasis on minute details, and neglect the art of generalization.

But this very paradox leads to the real principle of generalization concerning the properties of numbers.

The former would be ranked, in our distribution, among fallacies of generalization, the latter among those of ratiocination.

The empirical laws which are most readily obtained by generalization from history do not amount to this.


On this page you'll find 139 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to generalization, such as: abstraction, half-truth, law, observation, principle, and universality.

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