• WordNet 3.6
    • n generalisation (psychology) transfer of a response learned to one stimulus to a similar stimulus
    • n generalisation reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
    • n generalisation the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
    • n generalisation an idea or conclusion having general application "he spoke in broad generalities"
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In literature:

Naturally they have no need of food during this period, but it was incorrect to generalise from this fact.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
While perhaps to generalise these delights, a trundled organ tossed a ragtime.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
He repeated this generalisation about the Dublin people to John Marsh.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
Yet this, in its way, led him nowhere; not even to a sound generalisation about American girls.
"The Wings of the Dove, Volume II" by Henry James
As man's intellectual powers mature, two supreme generalisations force themselves on his consciousness.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
I am going to reply with generalisations.
"The Exploits of Juve" by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
I can only generalise.
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
Rapid generalisations were advanced, to be often as quickly abandoned.
"God and the World" by Arthur W. Robinson
But they may be generalised in a few words.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)" by John Ruskin
The axioms are really only generalisations from experience.
"Analysis of Mr. Mill's System of Logic" by William Stebbing

In poetry:

if he succeeded, why, the Generalised Life
would become impossible, the monolith
of State be broken and prevented
the co-operation of avengers.
"In Memory of Sigmund Freud " by W H Auden

In news:

The Quantified Constraint Satisfaction Problem (QCSP) is a generalisation of the classical CSP in which some of variables can be universally quantified.
Role of concurrency in generalised HIV epidemics.
1 Thompson Pj, Gibb Wrg, Cole P. Generalised allergic reactions to aminophylline.

In science:

In the next section we will see how using a generalised version of the theorem the result for the action (7) can be generalised to more general actions.
On the triviality of certain non-Riemannian models of gravitation
The parity non invariant Cartan equation will be either satisfied or trivial. 2 In both cases the parity non invariant terms will give no contribution to the generalised Einstein equations.
On the triviality of certain non-Riemannian models of gravitation
We have the straightforward generalisations of [Su, Lemma 4.3 and Proposition 4.1], whose proof we omit.
Factorization of generalized theta functions at reducible case
The theorem above shows that his generalisation for odd genus is in any case the smallest non-geometric characteristic quotient.
Large characteristic subgroups of surface groups not containing any simple loops
Therefore it was natural to expect that the relations (3) and (4) which are a simple generalisation of the three mentioned above: bosonic, fermionic and free cases would give rise to interesting probabilistic ob jects.
Gaussian Random Matrix Models for q-deformed Gaussian Random Variables