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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 gen·er·al·iza·tion /ˌʤɛnrələˈzeʃən, ˌʤɛnə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gen·er·al·i·za·tion n.
 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.
    Generalization is only the apprehension of the one in the many.   --Sir W. Hamilton.
 2. A general inference.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting
           common properties of instances [syn: abstraction, generalisation]
      2: reasoning from detailed facts to general principles [syn: generalisation,
          induction, inductive reasoning]
      3: an idea having general application; "he spoke in broad
         generalities" [syn: generalisation, generality]
      4: (psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus
         to a similar stimulus [syn: generalisation, stimulus
         generalization, stimulus generalisation]