Definition of generalization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English also -isation) noun
BrE BrE//ˌdʒenrəlaɪˈzeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒenrələˈzeɪʃn//
[countable, uncountable]
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a general statement that is based on only a few facts or examples; the act of making such statements a speech full of broad/sweeping generalizations to make generalizations about something Try to avoid generalization. Word Originmid 18th cent.: from French généralisation, from généraliser ‘generalize’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: generalization