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generalization

Pronunciation: jen'er-al-i-za'shun

Definition:

  1. Rendering or becoming general, diffuse, or widespread, as when a primarily local disease becomes systemic.
  2. The reasoning by which a basic conclusion is reached, which applies to different items, each having some common factor.
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