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Definition 1: an idea or conclusion having general application - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where generalisation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he spoke in broad generalities

Synonyms for generalisation in the sense of this definition

(generalisation is a kind of ...) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

"it was not a good idea" "the thought never entered my mind"

(... is a kind of generalisation ) a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct

"their principles of composition characterized all their works"

Definition 2: reasoning from detailed facts to general principles - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for generalisation in the sense of this definition

(generalisation is a kind of ...) the connection of isolated facts by a general hypothesis

Definition 3: (psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for generalisation in the sense of this definition

(generalisation is a kind of ...) application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation

(... is a kind of generalisation ) (Pavolvian conditioning) the elicitation of a conditioned response by stimulation similar but not identical to the original stimulus

(generalisation belongs to category ...) the science of mental life

Definition 4: the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for generalisation in the sense of this definition

(generalisation is a kind of ...) the production or use of theories

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