Gen`er*al*i*za"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. g'en'eralisation.]
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.
A general inference.
© Webster 1913.