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See definition of generalization on Dictionary.com
  • as ingenerality
  • as ininduction
  • as inlaw
  • as inreason
  • as inreasoning

synonyms for generalization

  • abstraction
  • half-truth
  • law
  • observation
  • principle
  • universality
  • abstract principle
  • loose statement
  • sweeping statement
  • proposal
  • regulation
  • rule
  • assumption
  • axiom
  • base
  • canon
  • cause
  • criterion
  • exigency
  • formula
  • foundation
  • fundamental
  • ground
  • guide
  • maxim
  • origin
  • postulate
  • precept
  • proposition
  • reason
  • source
  • theorem
  • truth
  • usage
  • principium

antonyms for generalization

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  • detail
  • specific
  • specificity
    • body
    • disbelief
    • ignorance
    • misinterpretation
    • mistake
    • misunderstanding
    • physicality
    • stupidity
    • unsoundness
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    How to use generalization in a sentence

    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.
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    That assumption was based on several generalizations about the inner solar system’s evolution.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
    A NEW MAP OF ALL THE PARTICLES AND FORCESNATALIE WOLCHOVER, SAMUEL VELASCO AND LUCY READING-IKKANDAOCTOBER 22, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
    The number of cases in E. Mitior is too limited to warrant further generalization.
    A STATISTICAL INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND TREATMENT OF EPILEPSYALEXANDER HUGHES BENNETT
    It will not do to lay great emphasis on minute details, and neglect the art of generalization.
    BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
    But this very paradox leads to the real principle of generalization concerning the properties of numbers.
    A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
    The former would be ranked, in our distribution, among fallacies of generalization, the latter among those of ratiocination.
    A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
    The empirical laws which are most readily obtained by generalization from history do not amount to this.
    A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
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    WORDS RELATED TO GENERALIZATION

    • abstract principles
    • abstractions
    • generalizations
    • half-truths
    • laws
    • loose statements
    • observations
    • principles
    • sweeping statements
    • universalities
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