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generalization

je nuh ruh li zay shuhn

  • n  reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
  • n  an idea or conclusion having general application
  • n  the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
  • n  (psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus

  • So here is a sweeping generalization, but perhaps a useful one: Western societies are cultures of personal revelation and exposure, while Muslim cultures are traditionally .
  • It's not that there aren't any young novelists (for purposes of rough-'n'-ready generalization, let's say novelists under 40).
  • This is a third generalizationbut what politician does not envy him that? And all because his name has been printed in "tin" on the running-boards of 12,200,000 flivvers.
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  • Richard Pena in Belleville News Democrat
    Generally speaking - and this is a terrible generalization - among my students and among younger people, there's a marked lessening of interest in international cinema,said Pena, who also teaches film at Columbia University. "I don't think...
  • Evan Longoria in MLB.com
    Well, I think it's a pretty comfortable generalization, without using any words like dynasty, that if you want to play for a conference championship in one of the most prestigious conferences in the country, if you want to pursue a national... Les Miles http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Miles&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNG562IYnwEptlM01jXEd_EDSzLG7Q Houston Chronicle http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/fbc/5439283.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFHhnJFJh881TMVvoDPpz-6qD89tg Jan 8, 2008 41501 53259 generalization I think it's not a certain something, it's just a broad generalization that I know what to expect now from the league, but I think it's just kind of honing that a little more," Longoria said. "When I come to spring every year from here on...

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