generalization - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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/ˌdʒen(ə)rəlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
singulargeneralization
pluralgeneralizations
  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.