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Definition of Generalization


  1. The act or process of generalizing; the act of bringing individuals or particulars under a genus or class; deduction of a general principle from particulars.
  2. A general inference.

Generalization Quotations

An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

I think women are really good at making friends and not good at networking. Men are good at networking and not necessarily making friends. That's a gross generalization, but I think it holds in many ways.
Madeleine Albright

The English have all the material requisites for the revolution. What they lack is the spirit of generalization and revolutionary ardour.
Karl Marx

Avoid context and specifics; generalize and keep repeating the generalization.
Jack Schwartz

Too rigid specialization is almost as bad for a historian's mind, and for his ultimate reputation, as too early an indulgence in broad generalization and synthesis.
Samuel E. Morison
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Generalization Translations

generalization in German is Verallgemeinerung
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