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noun [countable/uncountable] British English pronunciation: generalization /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.


the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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