Etymology
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generalization (n.)

1761, "act of generalizing," from generalize + noun ending -ation. Meaning "an instance of generalizing, an induction, a general inference" is from 1794.

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Definitions of generalization

generalization (n.)
reasoning from detailed facts to general principles;
Synonyms: generalisation / induction / inductive reasoning
generalization (n.)
an idea or conclusion having general application;
generalization (n.)
the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances;
generalization (n.)
(psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus;
Synonyms: generalisation / stimulus generalization / stimulus generalisation
From wordnet.princeton.edu