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noun [countable/uncountable] generalization pronunciation in British English /ˌdʒen(ə)rəlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. a statement that is true in most situations
    We can draw some interesting generalizations from this data.
    1. a.
      a statement that seems to be true in most situations but is based on too few facts or only on a small number of instances
      It’s unfair to make generalizations about teenagers being lazy and untidy.
      Such sweeping generalizations reveal the writer’s prejudices.


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